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The 100,000 Genomes Project and the DDD study: A recap

We look at the background, aims and achievements of two of the most influential genomics studies of the last 15 years
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Liquid biopsy: A closer look

We take a deep dive into the genomic test that researchers hope will improve treatment for cancer patients
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Evolution of immunity: The genomic link between Covid-19, Crohn’s disease and the Black Death

New research shows that the same genes that helped our ancestors survive the bubonic plague are still hard at work today
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A ground-breaking new gene therapy has saved the life of its very first NHS patient

A baby girl is showing no further signs of the fatal genetic disorder metachromatic leukodystrophy after treatment with an exciting new gene therapy

A ‘world first’ in pre-emptive pharmacogenomic testing

Researchers show a 30% reduction in adverse reactions to common clinically prescribed drugs through pharmacogenomic testing
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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