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While genomics sets the scene for cancer to grow, it isn’t the only actor – as shown by two studies that cast a light on the role of epigenomics
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Introducing a new epigenomic test as part of routine cervical screening may help clinicians spot the signature of cervical cancer years before it develops
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To kick off the new year, we look at three areas of genomics research and advancement to watch out for in 2023 and beyond
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Researchers have identified new variants in the MGMT gene that increase an individual’s chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, but only in women
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We learn how repeating sequences in our DNA can impact on health and how genome sequencing can make a diagnostic difference
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This week, we look at the latest gene silencing treatment approved by NICE – this time for an acute form of porphyria
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The new cholesterol drug inclisiran is currently making headlines after being approved for use in the NHS, but how does it work?
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We look at how cfDNA could be used to diagnose LMD – a life-threatening condition that is currently difficult to detect
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More than 50 different types of cancer can be detected by the new test, but how will it work?
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We explore one type of epigenetic modification, its function in our genome and the rare conditions that have been linked to it
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We all know what DNA looks like, or do we? We take a look at why the quadruple helix can occur and how it could unlock new avenues for cancer therapy
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Could the DNA in our bloodstream provide a way to detect cancer? Recent research looks at a novel approach to screening through a new type of blood test
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