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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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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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Progress in the field of gene editing has been rapid, but one relatively new technique could be useful for up to 90% of known disease-causing variants
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New genomic discoveries provide hope that lifelong antiretroviral therapy may one day be a thing of the past
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Researchers are exploring new techniques to tackle serious infectious diseases, and contain an outbreak before it becomes an epidemic
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Genome editing has not been without controversies, but some studies suggest it may hold the cure for patients living with HIV
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Despite its proven value, scientists and researchers are yet to harness the full medical potential of the soil. Is genomics the key?
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Why is the procedure so controversial, what are the risks, and could it ever happen in the UK? We take a look at the key issues
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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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With genome editing hitting the headlines, patients may have questions about its applications. Here’s our concise guide for health professionals