https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/DNA-person-501819245_900px.jpg 300 900 Elliott Williams /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Elliott Williams2023-03-24 14:15:012023-03-24 17:53:16Three things we learnt from the discovery of DNA’s structure
It’s 70 years since Watson and Crick proposed DNA’s structure; we look at this milestone in our understanding of the building block of life
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A baby girl is showing no further signs of the fatal genetic disorder metachromatic leukodystrophy after treatment with an exciting new gene therapy
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/drugs.jpg 300 900 Elliott Williams /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Elliott Williams2023-03-10 16:46:162023-03-10 16:46:16A ‘world first’ in pre-emptive pharmacogenomic testing
Researchers show a 30% reduction in adverse reactions to common clinically prescribed drugs through pharmacogenomic testing
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In this fourth and final instalment of our rare disease blog series, we look at what happened when Sara received an unexpected diagnosis from her daughter Freya’s whole genome sequencing
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This third article in our series for Rare Disease Day 2023 tells the story of Zainab, who was diagnosed with a non-genomic rare condition at the age of 15
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In the second article in our series, we share the story of Melanie’s long journey to finding a genomic diagnosis for her daughter Saskia
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To kick off our blog series for Rare Disease Day 2023, we share Aisha’s story of living with Morquio syndrome and look at the impact that healthcare workers can have on a patient’s journey
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In honour of Rare Disease Day 2023, this week we’ll be sharing patients’ stories of living with rare disease and the role genomics has played in their journeys
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Genome-editing_corrected.jpg 230 700 Elliott Williams /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Elliott Williams2023-02-24 16:35:582023-02-28 08:26:17What are genome editing and gene therapy?
Gene therapy and genome editing technologies are increasingly being reported on in the news and discussed in medical literature, but what are they?
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Cancer-research_61269816_900px.jpg 300 900 Louise Summerling /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Louise Summerling2023-02-17 13:29:372023-02-17 13:29:37Cancer vaccines: Three things you need to know
We shine a spotlight on RNA-based immunotherapies, which are fast becoming a major healthcare focus in the UK
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NHS cancer patients will be able to access emerging RNA-based immunotherapies thanks to a newly announced partnership between BioNTech and the government
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This week, we take an in-depth look at the genome-editing technology that has been making headlines worldwide
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Epigenetics-1350x450px.jpg 450 1350 Elliott Williams /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Elliott Williams2023-01-27 16:29:422023-01-27 16:29:42Epigenomic studies spotlight new level of cancer evolution
While genomics sets the scene for cancer to grow, it isn’t the only actor – as shown by two studies that cast a light on the role of epigenomics
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Introducing a new epigenomic test as part of routine cervical screening may help clinicians spot the signature of cervical cancer years before it develops
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Leukaemia-cell_1350x450.jpg 450 1350 Louise Summerling /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Louise Summerling2023-01-13 13:13:022023-01-13 13:14:03Cancer therapy involving genome editing cures another child’s leukaemia
We look at a new type of CAR-T cell therapy that, in the world’s first use, has cured a child patient’s leukaemia
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To kick off the new year, we look at three areas of genomics research and advancement to watch out for in 2023 and beyond
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In the second and final part of our round-up of 2022, we look back at some of the milestones reached this year in genomics research
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In the first of our two-part round-up of 2022, we look back at some of this year's most exciting clinical developments in genomics
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Special guest author Dr Jonathan Roberts looks at how pop culture can help us think about genetics in different ways.
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We outline five key things to consider when answering the common patient question, “How accurate is this genomic test?”
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Chris Hemsworth recently revealed his APOE4 status, which he discovered while filming a documentary on living better for longer
for health and