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New sex-specific genetic indicators found in Alzheimer's disease

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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Understanding Alzheimer's

Modern advances in genomics are revealing new links between many of our genes and the chance of developing the condition
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Parkinson's disease: understanding the cause

In light of new research, we explore the role genes and their products can play in the onset of Parkinson’s disease
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Transcriptomics and mental illness

We look beyond the genome to find out how RNA can impact on the presentation of psychiatric conditions

Breakthrough in the battle against neurodegenerative disease

New genomic research could shed light on the cause of two life-limiting neurodegenerative conditions and provide targets for potential therapies and treatments

First RNA-based therapy approved in US and Europe

Gene-silencing technique works without altering the person’s DNA, and prevents harmful proteins from being made in their cells  

Molecular memories: is genomics key to a dementia cure?

Dementia is a major healthcare issue in ageing western societies. What do we know about the biological basis of memory that could combat this?

‘Omic’ insights into Parkinson’s disease

Recent research reveals potential dawn of personalised medicine for neurological disorders might be more than just 'gut feeling'

Getting a genetic handle on multiple sclerosis

The genetics behind MS are poorly understood, but a new discovery by Canadian researchers could shed light on the disease

Genetic influences on the risk of stroke

New research sheds light on a group of genes that could play a key role in two major diseases: stroke and dementia  

Unravelling genetic risk of schizophrenia

Recent research provides substantial and surprising evidence of the genetic effect on mental health 

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New 'Genomics in Medical Specialties' resources launched

Information for neurology, clinical genetics and gastroenterology has been added to our collection of resources for specialists