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We celebrate the father of genetics’ 200th birthday and explore the ways his influence still extends through to us today
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We dive into inversions, how they impact on health and what new research has revealed about their role in the genome
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We learn how repeating sequences in our DNA can impact on health and how genome sequencing can make a diagnostic difference
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This week, we learn all about directionality in DNA and why it matters
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As DTC testing becomes more accessible and popular than ever, we ask whether more regulatory work could – and should – be done
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We bust another Covid-19 myth – this time about how mRNA vaccines work – in our latest blog post
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Although ‘haplo' means 'simple', the science can be anything but. Find out what’s hap-pening with haplotypes in our guide
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We explore one type of epigenetic modification, its function in our genome and the rare conditions that have been linked to it
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What are RNA therapies and how are they used? We compare the two licensed types – antisense and RNA interference – to find out more
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Everyone has unique variants in their genome - and many are harmless - but which types can have an impact on our health and how do they occur?
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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