https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/obesity-1.jpg 450 1350 Amelia McPherson /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Amelia McPherson2019-09-23 15:21:442019-10-23 12:01:51Obesity: is it in our genes?
A complex and serious issue, obesity is the result of a combination of factors; but at least some our destiny lies in our genomes
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/human-body.jpg 450 1350 Amelia McPherson /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Amelia McPherson2019-08-12 13:28:262019-08-12 13:29:29Omics: A cut-out-and-keep guide
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
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/mitochondria.jpg 450 1350 Amelia McPherson /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Amelia McPherson2019-07-15 15:59:212019-07-15 15:59:21Meet the mitochondria
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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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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The DNA in your body doesn’t just come from you, thanks to the many millions of bacteria, virus and other cells that reside in you and on you
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/rare-disease-show-your-rare.jpg 242 700 Charlotte Murray /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Charlotte Murray2018-02-26 11:21:172019-07-12 11:13:01Rare disease, genomics and the future
In the run-up to Rare Disease Day, we outline what constitutes ‘rare’ and how genomics is used in diagnosis and management
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… but how can healthcare professionals make sure they are equipped to support patients who are worried and distressed about their results?
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With genome editing hitting the headlines, patients may have questions about its applications. Here’s our concise guide for health professionals
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Your earlobe shape was thought to be controlled by a single gene – until genome sequencing revealed otherwise. What other misconceptions will be uncovered?