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UK poises to take global lead in genomics with new strategy

UK poises to take global lead in genomics with new strategy

A new landmark strategy has been launched that aims to secure the UK as a future global leader in genomics. The new National Genomic Healthcare...
Genome sequencing: novel genetic cause of rare diseases discovered

Genome sequencing: novel genetic cause of rare diseases discovered

A new study has discovered novel genetic causes of rare diseases which researchers believe could lead to the improvement of diagnosis and patient care. A...
auto immune rogue cells

Rogue cells responsible for autoimmune diseases, study suggests

For the first time, a team led by researchers at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research have pinpointed individual cells that cause autoimmune disease...
cardiovascular research

The Institute for Cardiogenetics joining forces to promote cardiovascular research

With the aim of promoting innovative cardiovascular research, The Institute for Cardiogenetics are collaborating with VIAgenomics to translate years of knowledge into pioneering treatment. In...
Breakthrough epigenomic technology can help to combat disease

Breakthrough epigenomic technology can help to combat disease

Much remains unknown about diseases and the way our bodies respond to them, in part because the human genome is the complete DNA assembly...
Gene patent reform in the US and the knock-on effect in Europe

Gene patent reform in the US and the knock-on effect in Europe

Rosie McDowell, an attorney at EIP shares her thoughts on gene patent reform and the potential impact it might have across the globe. This year...
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: girls born with genitalia appearing more male than female

Congenital adrenal hyperplasia: girls born with genitalia appearing more male than female

Scientists have found a link to hormone production in baby wallabies to how some human girls are born with genitalia that appear more male...
The secrets of how genetic variation affects perception of pain

The secrets of how genetic variation affects perception of pain

Discover how researchers unlock the secrets of the way genetic variation affects perception of pain –could this lead to personalised medicines? Gene studies reveal that...
Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Should the EU establish a single market for direct-to-consumer genetic testing?

Ever wondered where your data goes once completing an ancestry test? Should genetic testing be regulated? Do you think countries should lift bans on...
Genes associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer identified

Genes associated with risk of aggressive breast cancer identified

A new study has discovered the genes associated with risk of an aggressive breast cancer known as triple-negative breast cancer, which will help provide...
Cancer treatment could benefit from a major new discovery in DNA

Cancer treatment could benefit from a major new discovery in DNA

Major positive implications for cancer treatment could be on the horizon as scientists have made a discovery about how cells repair broken strands of...
£2m awarded to Warwick University to help fight viral disease in East Africa

£2m awarded to Warwick University to help fight viral disease in East Africa

The University of Warwick, UK, has been awarded £2m (~€2.2m) for a project which aims to tackle the spread of viral disease in East...
Council of Europe protocol on genetic testing enters into force

Council of Europe protocol on genetic testing enters into force

The Council of Europe’s protocol on genetic testing, part of its Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, has entered into force. The protocol on genetic...
Gene-edited pigs resistant to porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome

Gene-edited pigs resistant to porcine reproductive & respiratory syndrome

By changing the genetic code of pigs, scientists at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute, UK, have produced animals that can resist one of...
Epigenetics: advancing diagnostics and accelerating precision medicine

Epigenetics: advancing diagnostics and accelerating precision medicine

Dr Jason Mellad, chief executive officer at Cambridge Epigenetix, discusses the emerging field of epigenetics-led diagnostics and personalised approaches to medicine. The exciting and rapidly...
Hepatitis B virus found in DNA from 4,500-year-old skeletons

Hepatitis B virus found in DNA from 4,500-year-old skeletons

Bronze Age human skeletons have been found in burial sites across Europe and Asia that contain an extinct strain of the Hepatitis B virus...
Research and business opportunities in clinical microbiomics

Research and business opportunities in clinical microbiomics

Health Europa attended the 5th Microbiome R&D Business Collaboration Forum, and carries the words of Jacob Bak Holm from Clinical Microbiomics. Exploring areas of research...
Diagnosing growth hormone deficiency with a newly developed gene test

Diagnosing growth hormone deficiency with a newly developed gene test

A new test has been developed by the University of Manchester, UK, and NHS scientists which could revolutionise the way children with growth hormone...

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