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What is genomic imprinting?

We explore one type of epigenetic modification, its function in our genome and the rare conditions that have been linked to it

How genomics is changing vaccines

The speed at which a vaccine is developed can be crucial. RNA vaccines are cheaper and faster to make, but there's yet to be one licensed. Will this change with Covid-19?

Non-coding RNA: another piece in the atherosclerosis puzzle

Why do some conditions affect us more as we age? A recent study looked at one in particular, atherosclerosis, and found that non-coding RNA may hold the answers

AI in the NHS: what do health professionals need to know?

Can artificial intelligence help bring about personalised and preventative healthcare? AI expert Jessica Morley sums up the 4 key considerations for NHS staff
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What is functional genomics?

'Functional genomics' is a phrase that crops up frequently in discussion around genomics, but what does it actually mean?

Omics: A cut-out-and-keep guide

You might already know about the genome, but what of the other 'omes’ that affect our health – from the microbiome to the epigenome?

The omics revolution

Genomics is changing medicine, providing insight into diagnosis of cancer and rare disease - but what could other 'omics' sciences reveal?