When it comes to figuring out which genes and genetic variations are linked to particular traits and diseases, there’s only one way to do it, and that’s to go large, with cohort studies involving hundreds or even thousands of volunteers. We meet the Born In Bradford bunch, a Canadian cohort, and more than a few pairs of twins. Plus, oh my God, they killed our gene of the month!
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Professor John Wright leads the Born in Bradford study, involving thousands
of families across the city, aiming to improve their health.
One man who’s been digging into the Born in Bradford data is Eamonn
Sheridan from Leeds University.
David Van Heel has been studying the Born in Bradford cohort to search for
so-called ‘human knockouts’.
Meaghan Jones is studying a group of Canadian children looking at the
genetic, epigenetic and environmental triggers of asthma and allergies
Professor Robert Plomin from Kings College London explains why twins are
so interesting to geneticists, and what they can tell us.
And finally, it’s time for our gene of the month, and this time - Oh my God, they killed Kenny!