Updates on key developments in genomics

Molecular memories: is genomics key to a dementia cure?

Dementia is a major healthcare issue in ageing western societies. What do we know about the biological basis of memory that could combat this?

New precision medicine approaches to breast cancer

Patients in London and Manchester the first to benefit from methods to better predict, prevent and treat breast cancer, with aims to roll out nationally

World first with genome edited inside patient’s body

Experimental procedure has potential for treating several metabolic disorders, but the long-term risks are yet to be fully understood
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Delivering the genomic dream

Ahead of her appearance at Expo 2017, Chief Scientific Officer Sue Hill outlines the exciting work she is leading on genomics across the NHS

Gene therapy hope for sickle cell anaemia patients

A teenager with severe sickle cell anaemia has been successfully treated with a pioneering gene therapy approach

Fighting adverse drug reactions

When it comes to therapeutic treatments, one size doesn’t fit all. Could genomic tests be the key to minimising the harmful side effects of drugs?

Ethical editing: therapeutics and ‘enhancement’

A newly published report takes a different approach towards the controversial editing of human genomes

How genome editing could enter mainstream medicine

Forget designer babies and novelty pets. The potential for genome editing to improve the health of the general population is already emerging

Genomics in government policy

How do we bring exciting research, exceptional medicine and public opinion to routine clinical practice?

Point-of-care testing in genomics

Rapid advances in technology are revolutionising healthcare. How viable is portable DNA testing?

Reference genome: defining human difference

In order to make assertions about genomic variation and health, scientists rely on the ‘reference genome’ – but how definitive is it?

Genomics and the 'Angelina Jolie effect'

In recent years, celebrities have raised the profile of genetic testing - but is all publicity good publicity?

Building trust in genomic medicine

‘Genomics’ is a buzzword for clinicians, but what efforts are being made to engage the public? 

Cracking the genetic code

Making sense of the language of DNA to help transform 21st century healthcare and beyond

Food, glorious food and its bitter after taste

As the annual Brussel sprout debate approaches, the difference between those who love or loathe them seems to be determined by our DNA

‘Omic’ insights into Parkinson’s disease

Recent research reveals potential dawn of personalised medicine for neurological disorders might be more than just 'gut feeling'

Nurses at the front line of personalised medicine

NHS North West staff lead the charge in adopting genomic technologies in healthcare with pioneering use of new gene test 

Up close and personal for better breast cancer treatments

New project launched at Cancer Research Cambridge Institute helps to bring medicine based on DNA sequencing to the clinic

The challenge of variant classification

Exploring the complex issue of interpretation - can updated standards and guidelines help achieve increased clarity and consistency? 

The missing 'genomic link' between smoking and cancer

Scientists reveal a permanent ‘footprint’ left on genome from the number of cigarettes smoked in a lifetime

Looking good: genomic-based approaches in eye disease

Gene-based treatments for eye diseases advance in the battle against blindness and related life-threatening conditions