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The rollercoaster ride of gene therapy

Where there is a symptom there is hopefully a treatment. For example, if I have a headache, I reach straight […]

Rare pathogenic gene variants increase risk of fatal chemotherapy toxicity

In a recent study, researchers have shown the impact that certain pathogenic gene variants can have on the risk of […]

The Cancer Gene Directory

BRCA1 gene Name: BReast CAncer gene 1 Type of gene: Tumour suppressor gene responsible for repairing DNA located on chromosome […]

Cancer Genomics: From Diagnosis to Treatment

Introduction The first publication of cancer genome sequencing was in 2006, whereby more than 13,000 genes involved in breast and […]

Why do people who have never smoked get lung cancer?

For the first time, researchers have described three molecular sub-types of lung cancer in patients who had never smoked, based […]

A Spotlight On: Gene Therapy – Carolyn Chapman

Carolyn Riley Chapman is a Bioethicist and Faculty Affiliate with the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Grossman School of […]

The promise of glioma detection using blood plasma and urine samples

Researchers have developed two novel methods to detect a brain tumour (glioma) using cell-free DNA in the blood plasma and […]

WHO lays out a framework to regulate human genome editing

A committee established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recently published guidelines for the appropriate application of human genome […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 10th July

Get your weekly dose of all of the latest genomics news and research – right here – in this week’s […]

The 3D genome structure impacts fertility

A study led by scientists at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) has demonstrated that alterations in the 3D organisation […]