Liquid biopsy – a new era in personalised medicine?

Examining the promises and challenges of exciting advances taking place in genetic testing, aiming to improve diagnosis and reduce patient risk

A shot of young blood: from the divine to epigenomics

Exploring the evolution of the blood transfusion, from 17th century experiments to cell rejuvenating potential of new treatments

Genomics and intellectual disability

Looking into the future of genetic testing for developmental disorders and the promise of genomic insight yet to come 

4.50 from Paddington to Genomics

A look at the journey from arsenic and ancient alchemy to modern-day pharmacogenomics

The omics revolution

Genomics is changing medicine, providing insight into diagnosis of cancer and rare disease - but what could other 'omics' sciences reveal?

Genomes, microbiomes and mitochondria

Making sense of the fantastical and complex world of cells, their impact on health and potential discoveries from further research 

The perils of clinical interpretation of genomic variants

A recent US legal case puts genetic testing and laboratory best practice under scrutiny 

Consciousness and the ‘brain-in-a-dish’

Could advances in genomics help neuroscientists reveal more about the power of the human brain? 

Shooting the messenger: therapeutic targeting of RNA

As scientists learn more about the crucial role of ‘messenger’ molecules, many see effective targeting as the missing link in our treatment of disease

Epigenetics – the real key to everything?

It isn't all in the code. Gene alterations play a part in disease, but gene expression may ultimately prove equally - if not more - important 

Genomic damage and repair: prize-winners and pioneers

Since Albert Kelner shone a light on the process of DNA repair in 1948, scientists have been working to harness the power of correction

Circulating cell free DNA in pregnancy and cancer

Improved understanding of plasma DNA is opening up new possibilities for non-invasive testing and diagnosis