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Providing Information And Support to Families Affected by Rare Genetic Diseases – Interview with Arti Patel, Unique

Arti Patel is an Information Officer at Unique, where she acts as the first point of contact on the helpline […]

Genetic sequencing of novel coronavirus indicates “undetected spread” in the US

Recent analysis of the genetic sequence of the coronavirus has indicated that the infection may have spread further than we realised. 

Genetic map of eight psychiatric disorders released

Around 25% of the world is affected by a psychiatric disorder that can alter their behaviour, social relations and intellectual ability.

“Usually, you’re relatively alone in your rare disease community” – Interview with Shelley Simmonds, Patient Advocate for rare diseases

Shelley Simmonds is a patient advocate whose son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne causes muscle weakening and wasting and is […]

Initiative to improve diagnosis of childhood viral lymphomas using liquid biopsy launched

Researchers hope that the effort will be able to validate liquid biopsy (LB) diagnostic methods for childhood lymphomas that are endemic in the region

First gene catalogue of human vaginal microbiome created

The catalogue, Human Vaginal Non-Redundant gene catalogue (VIRGO), has been released publicly and can be used to facilitate an in-depth understanding of how the vaginal micro-organisms affect women’s health

Enabling Precision medicine for everyone: New pharmacogenomics solution launched in the US

The PGx program is an industry-first solution that will protect patients from being prescribed ineffective or harmful drugs.

Shareable Science: What the “wellderly” can teach us about the genetics of healthy aging

Aging affects everyone, right down to our genetic core, but there’s plenty of evidence showing that each individual experiences the effects of age differently. As it turns out, some people are predisposed to a less disruptive (a kinder, gentler) aging process. New research hopes to uncover why that is.

New diagnostic for Coronavirus receives CE mark

Yesterday, a test developed by Co-diagnostics for the detection of SARS-CoV-2, received CE marking as the virus nears “pandemic” status. CE-IVD marking indicates that the IVD conforms with relevant EU directives regarding the health and safety of the product.

Alzheimer’s disease genetic research consortium launched in New York

The State University of New York (SUNY) is running the program with $20 million funding from the Empire State Development’s […]