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Why mRNA vaccines aren't gene therapies

We bust another Covid-19 myth – this time about how mRNA vaccines work – in our latest blog post
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Covid-19 contributes to antimicrobial resistance crisis

Covid-19 can’t be treated with antibiotics, so why are patients receiving them and what impact could this have on human health?

Genomics and the new Covid-19 variant

What do we know about the new strain of coronavirus sweeping across the UK? And how did genomics help us get there?

Key genomic technologies of 2020: fighting Covid-19

In the first of two articles reflecting on this year, we look at how genomics became central to tackling an unprecedented global pandemic
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Researchers find ‘hidden’ coronavirus gene

A newly discovered gene within the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus could offer clues about its origins and a possible target for treatment

Covid-19: what’s in the genes?

We take a look at the latest developments in our understanding of the role of the human genome when it comes to disease severity

How genomics is changing vaccines

The speed at which a vaccine is developed can be crucial. RNA vaccines are cheaper and faster to make, but there's yet to be one licensed. Will this change with Covid-19?

New genomic data studies launch to combat Covid-19

How can genomic data help in the fight against coronavirus? We look at the pros and cons of two new approaches

The impact of Covid-19 on rare disease communities

Guest author Dr Christine Patch explains the challenges in supporting patients with rare disease during the pandemic, as well as the opportunities that may arise

Coronavirus and the human genome

A new nationwide study will sequence and analyse NHS patients’ genomes as part of the fight against the Covid-19 outbreak

How the UK is cracking the coronavirus code

In the second part of our Covid-19 special, we look at the genomic science and technology behind a new UK consortium to improve understanding of the virus

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Learn how whole genome sequencing is transforming healthcare

Join us as we explore how this revolutionary genomic test is used to benefit patients, including in the current fight against Covid-19