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Imagining the genome as a book

The human genome is complex, but for the sake of simplicity it can be imagined like a book: our DNA is composed of letters (chemical bases). Put together, these form …

Do we all carry the breast cancer gene?

A gene carries the information needed to produce a protein, but often when we hear genetic findings reported in the media, we are told of the discovery of a gene …

Why do we want to know about genomes?

Before we start looking in more detail at the genome and what it means for our health, Dr Michelle Bishop, one of our course educators, introduces us to a range …

Meet the Genomic Scientists

In the last few steps we’ve met some of the members of the genomics team, which, as Michelle Bishop explained in step 2.4, is a broad term describing the professionals …

Possibilities for whole genome sequencing

In this video, Dr Michelle Bishop and Dr Steve Scott consider where we are now and what might be possible in the future. They discuss the advantages of whole genome …