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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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New drug target identified for colorectal cancer

Around 15% of colorectal cancers are resistant to standard therapies but ‘switching off’ a specific gene could offer new avenues for treatment

New gene therapy hubs announced

A network of ‘innovation hubs’ are set to advance the clinical development of novel gene therapy treatments in the UK

Key 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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Researchers find ‘hidden’ coronavirus gene

A newly discovered gene within the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus could offer clues about its origins and a possible target for treatment
DNA being transcribed to mRNA by the RNA polymerase, and several enzymes within the nucleus of a cell

RNA-based therapies: two types explained

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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Funded course for nurses looking to build their genomic skills

Nurses keen to learn about genomics and counselling can apply…
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Genomics 101: Discover the role of genomics in healthcare

Curious about genomics but not sure where to start? Try our collection of free, short introductory online courses