Prime editing: the new kid on the block

Progress in the field of gene editing has been rapid, but one relatively new technique could be useful for up to 90% of known disease-causing variants

Genomics: combating coronavirus

In the second of two articles focusing on the recent coronavirus outbreak, we explore how genomics is being put to use in diagnosis and treatment

What can genomics tell us about the coronavirus?

As the government declares the coronavirus "a serious and imminent threat", we examine what genomic sequencing has revealed so far about 2019-nCoV

Whole genome sequencing drives progress in cancer

A new study into metastatic cancers highlights the significant potential for WGS in deepening understanding of the disease and improving treatment options

Consumer genetic testing: expectation and reality

In the first of two articles on the subject, we explore new research that shines a light on the pitfalls of our new favourite pastime

Back to the future of ophthalmology: 5 predictions

We take a look back at a bold paper published in 1999, 'Ophthalmology in the post-genomic era' to see how accurate its authors' predictions really were

Genomic sequencing in childhood cancer

As the NHS prepares to roll out genomic testing for all children with cancer, we look at the power of genomics in selecting and trialling new targeted therapies

Genomics, MRSA and the single-letter switch

A change to a single base of an individual’s DNA has been linked to an increased ability to successfully clear an MRSA infection

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Survival rates for breast cancer are better than ever, but what can a focus on genomics bring to the table?

The microbiome and childhood health

The bacteria in the gut is seen more and more as an important factor in health. We look at the latest on how, and why, it matters

Obesity: is it in our genes?

A complex and serious issue, obesity is the result of a combination of factors; but at least some our destiny lies in our genomes

Long-read sequencing: the next next generation?

The ability to accurately sequence large sections of DNA is important in some areas of healthcare, and is enabling progress in others