Monthly Archives: January 2006

The UK DNA database – would you want to be ‘accused’ of every crime that had DNA evidence?

The UK database now contains around 24,000 DNA profiles of young people (10-18) that have not been cautioned, charged or convicted of any crime (BBC). Earlier in the month it came to light that just over 5% of UK residents … Continue reading

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Malaria cloaking

The malaria parasite plasmodium falciparum is able to hide itself from immune systems by switching genes on and off. The parasite can manufacture proteins which fool the immune system by turning on and off genes as necessary. BBC News How … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Welcome to the Genomics Policy Unit blog for 2006

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