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New class of precision oncology drug strips cancer of its DNA defences

Damage to the DNA in cells is the root cause of cancer, but it is also a weakness of the […]

FDA releases list of evidence-based pharmacogenetic variants

Pharmacogenetics (PGx) is the study of how an individual’s genetic makeup affects their drug response and metabolism. An understanding of PGx could help clinicians make prescribing decisions and has the potential to be implemented in routine care worldwide. PGx has understandably been gaining traction and support, with pharmacogenomic elements being implemented into many international Genomic studies.

The benefits of using genomics in clinical trials

Genomics has the potential to improve efficacy of drugs and accelerate precision healthcare, but one area with the biggest potential […]

Continuomics and the future of clinical trials

“No decision about me, without me” was to be the new standard of thinking for a more patient-centric NHS future, […]

FoG Presentation 2020 Dennis Wang, University of Sheffield: Looking beyond the hype: Applied AI and machine learning in translational medicine

Dennis graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada) with a BSc in Computer Science, Microbiology and Immunology. He […]

Interview with Dr Cecilia Domínquez Conde, Postdoctoral Fellow, Teichmann Lab, Wellcome Sanger Institute

Dr Cecilia Dominguez Conde is a postdoctoral fellow at the Teichmann Lab, Wellcome Sanger Institute. During her PhD, she discovered […]

Elite controller: Third patient to recover from HIV-1

Researchers have reported that a third patient, referred to as an elite controller, has recovered from HIV-1 infection. Furthermore, this […]

Let’s talk about colon cancer

The recent passing of actor and role model, Chadwick Boseman, from colon cancer has shocked the nation. This shock seems […]

SARS-CoV-2 deletion impacts severity of infection

Researchers have found that a deletion in the SARS-CoV-2 genome, which has been detected in Singapore and other countries, is […]

Single-cell analysis reveals lung cancer therapy transcriptional changes

A study reported in Cell has shown through single-cell analysis that targeted lung cancer therapies result in transcriptional changes that […]