Wednesday 5th April 2017 – The Genetics of Cancer – Ann Parker
Ann was a leading contributor to the “Understanding Tomorrow’s World” discussion group led by Jack Brettle last year, and particularly the Genome topic and the genetic mechanisms involved in the development of cancer.
Ann’s talk highlighted some of the research and developments in cancer therapies arising from the knowledge gained and improved techniques developed as a result of The Human Genome Project. Ann has provided some useful links that you may wish to explore:
- http://www.nature.com/scitable Particularly good for learning all about cells in the section ‘Know your cell biology’
t/Pages/index.aspx Has some really good information on all aspects of health
- http://www.sanger.ac.uk/ developed the Sanger DNA sequencing process; “…use genome sequencing to advance understanding of the biology of humans and pathogens to improve human health.”
.uk/ – this was on the leaflet ‘The 100,000 Genomes Project’
- https://www.futurelearn.com/ Free online courses; provides some really good courses on cancer particularly ‘Cancer in the 21st Century’ run by Glasgow University.