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You’ve seen the headlines and heard people talk about having ‘the gene for’ x, y or z – but do you know the facts behind the headlines?
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Following the recent NHS announcement that WES will be used for critically ill babies and children, we explore what it is and the benefits it could bring
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'Functional genomics' is a phrase that crops up frequently in discussion around genomics, but what does it actually mean?
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A complex and serious issue, obesity is the result of a combination of factors; but at least some our destiny lies in our genomes
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You might already know about the genome, but what of the other 'omes’ that affect our health – from the microbiome to the epigenome?
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We explore one of the many phenomena that show genomics to be far more complex than the ‘one gene per characteristic’ rule
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You’ve heard of the genome – our complete set of DNA – but do you know about mitochondrial DNA and its relevance to health?
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We know that different people react differently to drugs. But how does this actually happen? And where does genomics come in?
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In the age of genomics, it can be difficult to understand the ins and outs of different types of testing; here we break down four of the most common
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When it comes to genetic inheritance from parent to offspring, there isn’t a guaranteed outcome. But there are ways to assess the possible outcomes
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A ‘faulty’ gene can result in different outcomes for different people – penetrance and expressivity influence the impact of our genetic code
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… and how can clinicians take advantage of advances in genomics to better predict how their patient will respond to medication?