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How do gene variants affect our health? We look at a recent study that has newly identified 28 genes associated with developmental disorders
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Scientists have discovered a new rare and deadly inflammatory disease in men, but how did genomics lead them to it?
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Can we use genomics to accurately predict the development of cancer in those with precursor conditions? We look at newly published results from a 15-year study to find out
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New genomic research could shed light on the cause of two life-limiting neurodegenerative conditions and provide targets for potential therapies and treatments
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Everyone has unique variants in their genome - and many are harmless - but which types can have an impact on our health and how do they occur?
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As whole genome sequencing becomes more accessible, our understanding of rare disease is advancing at speed. We look at the latest findings from two NHS studies.
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Clinical scientist Dr Julia Baptista explains what – and who – is involved when the NHS sequences the DNA from all an individual’s 20,000 protein-coding genes
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In the second of our articles this week on DTC genetic tests, guest author Dr Rachel Horton explains some of the common pitfalls and the key points clinicians need to know
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In the first of two articles on the subject, we explore new research that shines a light on the pitfalls of our new favourite pastime
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A complex and serious issue, obesity is the result of a combination of factors; but at least some our destiny lies in our genomes
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A ‘faulty’ gene can result in different outcomes for different people – penetrance and expressivity influence the impact of our genetic code
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Genomic data is the currency of a new era of medicine that promises incredible advances. Here, bioinformatician Nana Mensah explains why