Diagnostics

Diagnostics allow for the identification of cancer types and other crucial biomarkers, and are used right through from discovery to market.

Generating Patients Heart Cells in a Dish

Researchers at Standford University have used a method of using stem cells and gene editing tools to determine whether a particular genetic mutation could contribute to a heart condition. 

How Can a Baby Have 3 Parents?

The concept of three-parent babies defies what we learned in health class. But how and when is the third parent involved? At what stage? Jennifer Barfield gives us an update on the birds and the bees.

Future Medical Tests Could Use Bits of RNA

Scientists have devised an improved method for isolating and identifying tiny fragments of RNA in human blood products. The achievement could lead to powerful new ways to diagnose and track a wide range of medical conditions, say the researchers.