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Diverse genomic study pinpoints Covid-19 variant

Sometimes data diversity can make the difference. We look at findings from a new Covid-19 study to find out how

Cancer vs the immune system

This week, we explore the ways cancer cells can evade our bodies’ defences and how we can fight back
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Targeting oncogenes: a two-drug treatment

Is two better than one? We look at findings from a cancer study that explores a novel two-drug approach to treat rare ovarian cancer
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Covid-19 'neanderthal' gene variants explained

In light of new research, we revisit the role our genome plays in the severity of Covid-19 symptoms
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NICE approves RNAi therapy for porphyria

This week, we look at the latest gene silencing treatment approved by NICE – this time for an acute form of porphyria
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Genes, hormones and blood pressure

This week, we explore genomics’ role in primary aldosteronism – a hormone disorder that leads to high blood pressure
Artery with cholesterol build-up and stuck red blood cells

RNAi: a new approach to combat cholesterol

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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Covid-19: susceptibility and the genome

An international collaboration has discovered new links between our genome and the variable onset and severity of Covid-19
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Trial underway for hATTR therapy

The novel ‘one off’ treatment could change the lives of those living with the condition
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Combating cancer: POLQ inhibitors

We explore a novel treatment that could help treat cancer by preventing DNA repair in tumours

Genomics in practice: ‘We are generation genome!’

In the second of our #GenomicsConversation Q&As, gynaecology cancer nurse Tracie Miles reveals how her patients inspired her to get into genomics

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Funded course for nurses looking to build their genomic skills

Nurses keen to learn about genomics and counselling can apply…