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Beyond the Genome: Malaria and drug resistance at the Summer Science Exhibition

3 July 2013

Photograph from award-winning photojournalist Adam Nadel and Malaria Consortium featured in Beyond the Genome at the Summer Science Exhibition

The Summer Science Exhibition at the Royal Society in London, an annual display of the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK, is open to the public this week, 2 to 7 July.

The innovative Beyond the Genome exhibit, hosted by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, focuses on how genomics - a discipline in genetics that applies DNA sequencing methods - is moving beyond the laboratory and into healthcare. It demonstrates how the combination of expertise from science, technology, engineering and maths, utilising powerful computing, can uncover the changes in DNA that lead to a variety of human diseases and help efforts to control them.

The exhibit – which highlights the role that genomic technology can play in malaria control and specifically in efforts to understand and track drug resistant malaria parasites – features an image from Malaria: blood, sweat and tears photographic exhibition, conceived by Malaria Consortium and award-winning photojournalist Adam Nadel to highlight the complex relationship between malaria and poverty, and the need for international support to combat the disease.

The Summer Science Exhibition is located in the Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AG and takes place from Tuesday 2 July to Sunday 7 July 2013.


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