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'Enigma code' of common-cold virus may be deciphered

27 February 2017 - by Annabel Slater
Scientists have identified a 'hidden code' of key DNA sequences in a virus from the same family as the common cold... [Read More]
 

'Later-life' genes activated during stress

27 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
Researchers have found a set of bodyclock-controlled genes that activate in later life and times of intense stress to protect the body... [Read More]
 

Neanderthal genes control human gene expression

27 February 2017 - by Annabel Slater and Ari Haque
Neanderthal DNA is still involved in controlling a range of traits in modern humans... [Read More]
 

Nottinghamshire CCGs put age restriction on NHS-funded IVF

27 February 2017 - by Georgia Everett
Women over the age of 34 will no longer be entitled to receive IVF funded by the NHS in some areas of Nottinghamshire...
 

Stem cell treatment halts multiple sclerosis for five years

27 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
A study has demonstrated that a new, one-off stem cell treatment for multiple sclerosis can 'freeze' progression of the disease for five years in some patients... [Read More]
 

Stem cells offer potential treatment for hearing loss

27 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Scientists have developed a way of growing thousands of human hair cells – sensors in the inner ear that detect sound – from stem cells... [Read More]
 

Zika shrinks mice testicles and lowers fertility

27 February 2017 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
The Zika virus reduces the size of testes in infected mice up to 21 days after infection, according to a recent study... [Read More]
 

Baldness linked to over 280 genes

20 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
A new study has found over 280 genes associated with male-pattern baldness... [Read More]
 

Broad Institute CRISPR patents upheld

20 February 2017 - by Ryan Ross
The US Patent and Trademark Office has upheld the right of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to the genome-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9... [Read More]
 

Eight percent of tiredness linked to genes

20 February 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
A UK Biobank study has found that genetics accounts for eight percent of the difference in people's feelings of tiredness and low energy... [Read More]
 

Gene for 'fullness' identified

20 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Researchers have identified a gene in roundworms that is involved in the feeling of fullness and the need to sleep after a meal... [Read More]
 

Major US report supports human genome editing

20 February 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
An influential advisory group has given cautious support to the idea of making heritable changes to the human genome in order to treat or prevent disease... [Read More]
 

New genetic links to pancreatic cancer discovered

20 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
Researchers have used whole-genome sequencing to uncover new mutations responsible for a rare type of pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
 

Richmond CCG considering cuts to IVF provision

20 February 2017 - by Sarah Pritchard
New proposals from Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) could see NHS-funded IVF treatment available only in 'exceptional circumstances', such as for patients with HIV or cancer... [Read More]
 

First human trial of gene therapy for Fabry disease

17 February 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A Canadian man with Fabry disease – a rare, inherited enzyme deficiency – is the first person to be given gene therapy for the condition... [Read More]
 

BRCA testing not offered to enough high-risk patients

13 February 2017 - by Hannah Somers
A study has indicated that US doctors may not be recommending genetic testing to a sufficient number of high-risk breast cancer patients... [Read More]
 

Daylight savings time may increase risk of miscarriage after IVF

13 February 2017 - by Ayala Ochert
Miscarriage rates following IVF appear to increase when the clocks go forward in the spring, according to a study... [Read More]
 

Deaf mice able to hear 'whispers' after gene therapy

13 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
An improved gene-therapy technique using a synthetic virus has restored the hearing of deaf mice up to the level of a whisper... [Read More]
 

Genetic study identifies new type of muscular dystrophy

13 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Scientists have identified a unique form of congenital muscular dystrophy, characterised by short stature, intellectual disabilities and cataracts... [Read More]
 

Genetic test predicts success of bone-marrow transplant

13 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
A new blood test can predict how well patients with myelodysplastic syndrome will respond to bone-marrow transplants... [Read More]
 

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