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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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'Functional genomics' is a phrase that crops up frequently in discussion around genomics, but what does it actually mean?
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You might already know about the genome, but what of the other 'omes’ that affect our health – from the microbiome to the epigenome?
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Sex as a biological variable has not always been factored in to medical research and practice. Will that change in the era of precision medicine?
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Red-blood-cells-472008818_900px.jpg 300 900 Charlotte Murray /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Charlotte Murray2016-09-06 13:22:022021-03-10 16:36:23A 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
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Genomics is changing medicine, providing insight into diagnosis of cancer and rare disease - but what could other 'omics' sciences reveal?
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It isn't all in the code. Gene alterations play a part in disease, but gene expression may ultimately prove equally - if not more - important