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Reducing stroke risk with a genetic test

NHS Tayside introduces UK's first routine genetic test for stroke patients, estimated to bring improved outcomes to thousands of patients each year
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Lupus and the genome

A groundbreaking study has shed light on how some people may inherit autoimmune conditions

Inversions explained

We dive into inversions, how they impact on health and what new research has revealed about their role in the genome
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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
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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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New genomics learning gateway for pharmacy workforce

Pharmacy professionals are invited to start their genomics learning journey with this handy new learning portal

Genomics course for nurses and midwives: funded places now available

Nurses and midwives keen to learn about genomics can apply to join this popular introductory course delivered online by the University of the West of England