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Base editing: What is it and what does it mean for healthcare?

This week, we take an in-depth look at the genome-editing technology that has been making headlines worldwide
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Epigenomic studies spotlight new level of cancer evolution

While genomics sets the scene for cancer to grow, it isn’t the only actor – as shown by two studies that cast a light on the role of epigenomics
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How epigenomic testing could improve cervical cancer detection

Introducing a new epigenomic test as part of routine cervical screening may help clinicians spot the signature of cervical cancer years before it develops
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Cancer therapy involving genome editing cures another child’s leukaemia

We look at a new type of CAR-T cell therapy that, in the world’s first use, has cured a child patient’s leukaemia

Genomics on the horizon: Three predictions for 2023

To kick off the new year, we look at three areas of genomics research and advancement to watch out for in 2023 and beyond
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Looking back: Genomics in 2022 (part two)

In the second and final part of our round-up of 2022, we look back at some of the milestones reached this year in genomics research
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How can genomics combat doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity?

This week, we examine the role that genomics could play in reducing the number of child cancer patients who experience doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity
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Genetics tool for check-ups described as a 'game changer'

Including polygenic risk scores for heart disease has been found to be a useful addition to NHS health checks that doesn’t affect GP workload
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Liquid biopsy: What is it and why does it matter?

We take a look at the blood test that researchers hope could lead to earlier diagnosis of cancer
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Motor neurone disease: Could gene therapies be the answer?

New clinical studies hope to use genomics to improve treatment of and even find a cure for motor neurone disease

Achromatopsia gene therapy partially restores children’s colour vision

A new gene therapy for achromatopsia has partially restored colour vision in two children, according to new research
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Confirmed: Covid-19 vaccine response depends on our genes

New research has revealed that the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccine depends on our genome