https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/gene-editing.jpg 450 1350 Aine Kelly /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Aine Kelly2021-01-07 16:35:372021-01-07 16:37:13Key genomic technologies of 2020: Treatments old and new
In the second part of our review of the year’s genomic highlights, we look at the breakthroughs that are helping patients with rare disease and cancer
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What are RNA therapies and how are they used? We compare the two licensed types – antisense and RNA interference – to find out more
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New genomic research could shed light on the cause of two life-limiting neurodegenerative conditions and provide targets for potential therapies and treatments
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Mitochondrial diseases are overwhelmingly genetic in origin, so why are gene therapies so difficult to develop? We take a deep dive to find out more.
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Recent tests have established a potential cure for sickle cell disease and beta thalassaemia by using genome editing on bone marrow stem cells
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A new study has identified an interaction between two genes that could cause cells in the heart to replicate, opening the door to the first possible curative treatment for heart disease
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Eye-DNA-1350x450px.jpg 450 1345 Aine Kelly /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Aine Kelly2019-11-01 16:20:192019-11-04 12:30:49Back to the future of ophthalmology: 5 predictions
We take a look back at a bold paper published in 1999, 'Ophthalmology in the post-genomic era' to see how accurate its authors' predictions really were
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Gene-silencing technique works without altering the person’s DNA, and prevents harmful proteins from being made in their cells
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News stories in biomedicine are being dominated by genome editing, Crispr and other methods. So what's it all about, and what might it mean for healthcare?
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A teenager with severe sickle cell anaemia has been successfully treated with a pioneering gene therapy approach
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Recent research reveals potential dawn of personalised medicine for neurological disorders might be more than just 'gut feeling'
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Gene-based treatments for eye diseases advance in the battle against blindness and related life-threatening conditions