Genetics

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Whole genome sequencing could save NHS millions of pounds, study suggests
Genomics England and NHS England findings highlight benefits of using WGS to help detect rare diseases

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

10, Nov, 2021 @10:00 PM

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Whole genome sequencing can improve childhood cancer outcomes – study
‘Game-changing’ research finds unravelling genetic codes in children with cancer could lead to better diagnosis and treatment

Ian Sample Science editor

08, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Study into gene that affects Covid severity should be treated with caution
Immune defences in lungs can vary with ethnicity – but doubts remain over data quality and socio-economic factors

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @7:34 PM

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Gene common in south Asian people doubles risk of Covid death, study finds
Finding could partly explain excess deaths seen in some communities in the UK and in south Asia

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

04, Nov, 2021 @4:36 PM

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Burn, baby, burn: the new science of metabolism
Losing weight may be tough, but keeping it off, research tells us, is tougher – just not for the reasons you might think

David Cox

30, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Polygenic screening of embryos is here, but is it ethical?
The first child born using the technique arrived last year. But can it really help reduce diseases in a new generation, or is it ‘techno-eugenics’?

Philip Ball

17, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Epigenetics, the misunderstood science that could shed new light on ageing
The study of the epigenome came with claims that trauma could be inherited, but now researchers are more excited about its potential to measure the risk of disease

Laura Spinney

10, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Animals farmed: UK supply chain crisis, meat plant workers exploited and Billie Eilish’s Cop26 plea
Welcome to our monthly roundup of the biggest issues in farming and food production, with must-read reports from around the web

Clare Horton and Tom Levitt

05, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Gene editing will just perpetuate disastrous factory farming | Letters
Instead of trying to cosh nature into submission, our farmers should be improving the health of the soil and the diversity of their crops and animals

03, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Dutch scientists may have solved mystery of why some twins are identical
Discovery of DNA modifications raises hope of treatment for disorders that particularly afflict twins

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

29, Sep, 2021 @1:41 PM

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Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds’
The biotechnology is comparable to traditional breeding methods and vital to create livestock resistant to disease, droughts and heatwaves, says group

Robin McKie Science and environment editor

26, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Children of the 90s: third generation joins pioneering UK study
Grandchildren, their parents and the original participants gather for 30th year of Bristol health project

Steven Morris

16, Sep, 2021 @1:51 PM

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