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New sex-specific genetic indicators found in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have identified new variants in the MGMT gene that increase an individual’s chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, but only in women
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The mysterious rise of hepatitis: could genes be to blame?

An unexpected virus and genomic variant combination has been linked to a rise in hepatitis cases in children

Reducing stroke risk with a genetic test

NHS Tayside introduces UK's first routine genetic test for stroke patients, estimated to bring improved outcomes to thousands of patients each year
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Bowel cancer: what role do our genes play?

We examine two genetically inherited syndromes that increase our risk of colorectal cancer

'Transformational' cardiomyopathy treatment receives funding

We explore a recently funded heart muscle disease project that will use RNA therapy and gene editing in tandem

Under the radar: exploring clonal haematopoiesis

We investigate genomics’ role in the prevalence of CH and the difference early diagnosis could make
Genomics in Primary Care

Bringing whole genome sequencing to primary care

We explore how first-contact care and genomic testing could align, and the pivotal part this combination could play in the future

Detecting cancer predisposition: finding the balance

This week, we weigh up the potential advantages and challenges of wider genomic testing for identifying cancer

Endometriosis and ovarian cancer: a genetic link

A new study aims to unravel the genomic connection between these two different health conditions 

Diabetes, the pancreas and the liver

We know that the liver and pancreas can contribute to diabetes, but how significant is their role and what part does genomics play?
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NICE approves world-first MLD therapy

We explore a new gene therapy for a rare, fatal condition that affects young children
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Lupus and the genome

A groundbreaking study has shed light on how some people may inherit autoimmune conditions