Updates on key developments in genomics

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

Testing toddlers for inherited heart disease

Blood test at birth could reveal genetic high cholesterol levels, potentially preventing heart problems developing in the future

The life of a cell

From the 17th century to the latest Nobel Prize winner - could we now be closer than ever in our understanding of the building blocks of all life?

The need for diversity in genomic data

Genomic research calls for broader genetic representation to ensure future healthcare could be truly personalised

The first ‘three-parent baby’ – of many?

Birth of baby boy with DNA from three parents puts ethical debate on mitochondrial transfer technique back in the spotlight

Liquid biopsy – a new era in personalised medicine?

Examining the promises and challenges of exciting advances taking place in genetic testing, aiming to improve diagnosis and reduce patient risk

Personalised medicine in the NHS: what will it mean?

Moving away from trial and error treatments to patient care tailored to your unique genetic makeup  

Nutrigenomics: 5 facts about your genes, diet and health

As nutrigenomics edges nearer to the mainstream, are we any closer to preventing disease through dietary changes?

Various types of variant: what is genomic variation?

The diversity of differences in our genomes and their complex relationship with health and disease

Gene editing meets gene therapy

Despite continued ethical debate, latest advances in gene editing technologies are poised to transform patient treatment

A shot of young blood: from the divine to epigenomics

Exploring the evolution of the blood transfusion, from 17th century experiments to cell rejuvenating potential of new treatments

Examining liquid biopsy in cancer management

Less-invasive method touted as potentially revolutionary for cancer care – could this mean the end for tissue biopsies?

Congenital heart disease study reveals inheritance factor

Examining the genetic roots of cardiac conditions and how further research could bring benefits to patients

Genomics and intellectual disability

Looking into the future of genetic testing for developmental disorders and the promise of genomic insight yet to come 

Genomics and the future of healthcare

Genomics is changing the future of healthcare and medicine - what does this mean for health professionals and their practice?

Harnessing the benefits of genomic data

Data sharing review puts focus on challenges surrounding use of patient information for healthcare research

The genetics of obesity

Latest genomic research explores genetic risk of excessive weight gain - are the causes of obesity environmental or is the answer in our DNA?

A genomic tool for better antenatal care

New report from maternity care trial puts focus on potential implementation of prenatal testing into the NHS