Dan Kastner started his detective work on the immune system when he encountered a patient  who had familial Mediterranean fever, a rare inherited immune disorder.

Our immune system is there to protect us, but if its signalling systems go awry it can cause disease, particularly when inflammation damages our own t(...)

Sequencing a single genome these days means analysing half a terabyte of data – very Big Data indeed

We’ve had a week of looking at the implications of “Big Data” here at The Irish Times , star(...)