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Down the Rabbit Hole: Genetics and Obesity – Giles Yeo

Giles Yeo is a Principal Research Associate at MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit and the Scientific Director of the Genomics/Transcriptomics Core […]

Whole-exome sequencing and the potential for obesity treatment

Researchers have demonstrated the potential of large-scale whole-exome sequencing in facilitating therapeutic target discovery to combat obesity. The recent upsurge […]

Anti-PD-1: The immunotherapy drug that reverses obesity-associated breast cancer

Researchers have discovered that treatment of breast cancer with a checkpoint inhibitor drug, called anti-PD-1, significantly reduces obesity-associated tumour burden. […]

World of Genomics: Brazil

In this week’s World of Genomics, we travel to the vibrant country of Brazil – home to the majority of […]

Interpreting genetic variants in type 2 diabetes

Numerous genetic variants in the human genome have been linked to type 2 diabetes. However, as most of these variants […]

To diet, or not to diet, that is the question

No matter where you are in the world – everyone’s diet starts tomorrow. Unfortunately, for many of us, tomorrow never […]

Does genomics hold the key for African cancer care?

Researchers recently explored whether the genetic landscape of tumours could be captured through blood collection in African women with breast […]

Epigenome-wide analysis to identify coronary heart disease therapeutic targets

A group of international researchers has performed the first prospective epigenome-wide analysis of DNA methylation in relation to incident CHD […]

World of Genomics: Germany

In this week’s World of Genomics entry, we explore Deutschland, also known more commonly as Germany. Despite the strength of […]

Multi-omics: Exploring Inside Cells

Introduction Multi-omics is an emerging field. ‘Omics’ refers to the comprehensive collection of a set of biological molecules. Essentially, the […]