The brain, the gut and the genome

We explore the link between our mental and physical health by looking at results from a recent genome-wide association study
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Flash forward: genomics in 2022

In our second end-of-year roundup, we look ahead to three areas of genomics likely to spark discussion in the coming year
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Targeting oncogenes: a two-drug treatment

Is two better than one? We look at findings from a cancer study that explores a novel two-drug approach to treat rare ovarian cancer
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Looking back: genomics in 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, we look back on the key developments in genomics and their impact on healthcare and society

100,000 Genomes Project 2021 update: rare disease

How has rare disease diagnosis and treatment improved in light of data gathered from the 100,000 Genomes Project? Find out in the second part of our series…
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100,000 Genomes Project 2021 update: cancer

In the first instalment of a two-part series, we look at how the 100,000 Genomes Project continues to impact cancer care

Diagnosing mitochondrial conditions: a WGS breakthrough

Mitochondrial conditions can be difficult to diagnose – but why, and how can genomic technology help?
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Polycystic kidney disease and genomic testing

We explore genomics’ role in the cause, diagnosis and treatment of a complex kidney condition
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Covid-19 'neanderthal' gene variants explained

In light of new research, we revisit the role our genome plays in the severity of Covid-19 symptoms

World-first study shows WGS improves diagnostic journey

Impressive results make the case for the adoption of whole genome sequencing as "the genetic test of choice for rare disease patients"
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Genes, hormones and blood pressure

This week, we explore genomics’ role in primary aldosteronism – a hormone disorder that leads to high blood pressure
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Sequencing Covid-19: 1 million genomes

As the UK reaches a mega sequencing milestone, we look at how the data could be used to better prepare us for the future