Blog articles


World-first gene therapy trial for Hunter syndrome opens

We explore a new treatment that aims to cross the blood-brain barrier for the first time in Hunter syndrome

Looking back: Genomics in 2023

We take a look through our blog at some of the notable articles of 2023, including a quick look at what happened since then
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Casgevy – how it works

In this week’s article, we revisit Casgevy and explore its utility and application in healthcare
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Casgevy – the first CRISPR therapy

The UK has approved a new type of gene therapy for the blood disorders sickle cell disease and beta-thalassaemia, a world-first using CRISPR technology
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What are genome editing and gene therapy?

Gene therapy and genome editing technologies are increasingly being reported on in the news and discussed in medical literature, but what are they?
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Base editing: What is it and what does it mean for healthcare?

This week, we take an in-depth look at the genome-editing technology that has been making headlines worldwide

Events


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LinkAGE Webinar 2: CRISPR

Welcome to the second of our new series of expert webinars. In this second webinar Dr James Patterson will discuss CRISPR.