https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/gene-editing.jpg 450 1350 Amelia McPherson /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Amelia McPherson2020-02-20 16:17:172020-02-20 16:30:22Prime 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
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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
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As the government declares the coronavirus "a serious and imminent threat", we examine what genomic sequencing has revealed so far about 2019-nCoV
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A new study into metastatic cancers highlights the significant potential for WGS in deepening understanding of the disease and improving treatment options
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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
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Eye-DNA-1350x450px.jpg 450 1345 Aine Kelly /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Aine Kelly2019-11-01 16:20:192019-11-04 12:30:49Back 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
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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
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/T-cells-1350x450px.jpg 450 1350 Aine Kelly /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Aine Kelly2019-10-23 11:31:312019-10-23 11:32:42Genomics, 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
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Breast-cancer-awareness.jpg 450 1350 Amelia McPherson /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Amelia McPherson2019-10-17 14:37:312019-10-17 14:45:07Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Survival rates for breast cancer are better than ever, but what can a focus on genomics bring to the table?
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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
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A complex and serious issue, obesity is the result of a combination of factors; but at least some our destiny lies in our genomes
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/data.jpg 450 1350 Amelia McPherson /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Amelia McPherson2019-09-10 15:23:022019-10-23 12:03:11Long-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