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Parkinson's disease: understanding the cause

In light of new research, we explore the role genes and their products can play in the onset of Parkinson’s disease
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Cell-free DNA: detecting disease

We look at how cfDNA could be used to diagnose LMD – a life-threatening condition that is currently difficult to detect
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Covid-19: susceptibility and the genome

An international collaboration has discovered new links between our genome and the variable onset and severity of Covid-19
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Trial underway for hATTR therapy

The novel ‘one off’ treatment could change the lives of those living with the condition
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Combating cancer: POLQ inhibitors

We explore a novel treatment that could help treat cancer by preventing DNA repair in tumours

Developmental disorder variants found in non-coding genome

This week, we explore new findings that link variants in the non-coding region of the genome to developmental disorders
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NHS to launch Innovative Medicines Fund

We look at an initiative that could change the lives of people with rare diseases by giving them access to cutting-edge treatments
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New platform to strengthen researcher-patient link

We explore how the platform will benefit its users and the steps in place to make sure it is ethical

SCID gene therapy trial publishes results

This week, we look at a significant breakthrough for the treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency

Genomics in the NHS

This #GenomicsConversation week, we look at the genomics landscape in the UK today and the 10-year plan for the future
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Covid-19 contributes to antimicrobial resistance crisis

Covid-19 can’t be treated with antibiotics, so why are patients receiving them and what impact could this have on human health?
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Global genomes sequenced in new study

Genomic datasets are widely used by researchers, but are they representative enough? We look at recent research that aims to shift the balance