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Rare disease diagnosis improved by whole genome sequencing
15 November 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
Whole genome sequencing of NHS patients with rare diseases can provide diagnoses that could lead to more personalised care or treatment and potentially save the NHS money, a study has shown... [Read More]
Artificial mitochondria generate energy and save damaged cells
27 September 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
Artificial mitochondria capable of releasing energy, which can be used to repair damaged cells, have been created, claim a team of researchers... [Read More]
Men over 50 less likely to have successful fertility treatment
23 August 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
The chance of live birth following assisted reproduction is significantly reduced when the prospective father is over the age of 50, a recent study has revealed…
Prenatal base editing corrects lysosomal storage disease
19 July 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
Base editing, a form of genome editing, has been used in preclinical model to correct a lysosomal storage disease known as Hurler syndrome... [Read More]
Complete human genome sequenced after 20 years
7 June 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
An international team of researchers claims to have sequenced the complete human genome, including areas which were missed in the original draft... [Read More]
New algorithm developed to improve personalised cancer therapy
4 May 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
A new algorithm could improve the personalisation of cancer medicine by recognising tumours which may be sensitive to specific treatments... [Read More]