Exploring genomics with A-level students
Genomics technologies are developing at an astounding pace and are making an increasing impact on medicine. Nowgen recently ran two conferences with 200 A-level students to give them chance to explore developments in genomic medicine. 25 scientists from FMHS and FLS contributed to the success of the events – giving insights into their research and asking students to think about how they might use DNA technologies in the future.
Mat Hickman organised the events as part of the Nowgen Schools Genomics Programme, funded by the Wellcome Trust. He explained: “We are trying to narrow the gap between contemporary genomics research and classroom genetics. Students want to hear about the latest developments and consider how genomics is changing the health service. This conference is a unique opportunity for students to engage with world-class biomedical researchers in
A-level students discuss the use of DNA technologies in the NHS