July 23rd, 2020 | 34 mins 58 secs
biobank, coronavirus, covid, covid19, genetics, medical research, medicine, research
Professor Sir Rory Collins, Founder and Chief Executive of the UK Biobank, talks to us this week about the origins of this world-changing project that has catalysed a wave of new discoveries in large part by levelling playing field in data access.
June 10th, 2020 | 44 mins 21 secs
coronavirus, covid, covid19, medical research, medicine, research
This week, we look at some of the dramatic changes in the field of medical research as a result of COVID19 making it unsafe for people to visit medical research facilities, and medical professional's time and efforts being redirected to fighting the new virus.
EP 36 Genomics England CEO Chris Wigley & Clinical Lead Richard Scott: sequencing 35,000 people with COVID19, the future of genomic medicine, and why patients are their 'north star'
May 27th, 2020 | 25 mins 18 secs
coronavirus, covid19, genetics, genomics england
Why do some people have a severe response to COVID-19, and others seem to have no symptoms at all? Is the answer in our genes?
This week we talk to Chris Wigley, the CEO of Genomics England and Interim SRO for Data-NHSX, and Dr Richard Scott, the clinical lead for rare disease at Genomics England and consultant clinical geneticist at Great Ormond Street.
If you would like to volunteer for Genomics England's study on COVID19, sign up here: https://www.genomicsengland.co.uk/covid-19/
May 13th, 2020 | 39 mins 56 secs
coronavirus, covid-19, covid19, virus
This week we talk about COVID19 and what it’s really like to have the virus. Adelina Chalmers, who first started experiencing symptoms 8 weeks ago - and was admitted to the hospital 6 weeks ago - talks about how it has been mis-sold as the being just like the flu.
EP 33 Kat Arney on cancer research, epigenetics, and helping launch the ZOE app in the COVID19 crisis
April 15th, 2020 | 48 mins 18 secs
coronavirus, covid-19, covid19, epigenetics, genetics, genetics unzipped
This week, Patrick talks to Kat Arney - a geneticist and science writer demystifies genetics on her fortnightly Genetics Unzipped podcast. They discuss the difference between the male and female response to coronavirus and her work on the COVID19 tracking ZOE app.
EP 31 COVID-19 - the human response to the virus, and what the future may hold with Columbia University Virologist Dr Angela Rasmussen
March 20th, 2020 | 46 mins 44 secs
coronavirus, covid-19, covid19, genetics, virologist, virus