UK government

Issues to Overcome

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.

UK regulators have approved the use of mitochondrial transfer in two cases, according to the Guardian.

Sam Gyimah is the new UK science and universities minister, Nature News reports.

Get Up to Date

The Telegraph reports that UK physicians may need to beef up their genetics expertise.

Stay a Spell

The European Union and the UK have developed an agreement that would enable EU researchers to stay in the UK post-Brexit, Science reports.

The deal follows the release of a report that, among other things, urged support for genomics and other life sciences in the UK.

Science Economy

A new strategy document indicates that the UK plans to invest in scientific to bolster its economy, Nature News reports.

'Could Lose Our Edge'

A new report suggests the UK's stature in science and research could fall post-Brexit, the Guardian reports.

Patrick Vallance is to be the next UK chief scientific advisor, Nature News reports.

The UK says it wants to remain involved in EU research programs like Horizon 2020, but gives few details, according to Nature News.

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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.