The first findings from a comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain have been unveiled, potentially uncovering a good deal about the inherited component of diseases such as schizophrenia and autism.
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have created a test using gene-editing tools such as CRISPR to identify a gene variant responsible for severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (SHC). SHC is an often-familial disease which thickens heart walls and is linked to a variant in the TNNT2 gene.
Time to pop the champagne – 100,000 genomes have been reached. Well done Genomics England!
STAT news have put together a great article assessing the need for health care systems to get on top of the payment issue quickly. Give it a read!
Given that Front Line Genomics was started after its founder’s father was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, it’s naturally a cause that we care passionately about. To that end we sat down with the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance (MCA), an organisation dedicated to providing resources, information, and support to individuals suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases and their families, to find out more about the great work they do and the challenges they face every day.
Genomics England names Congenica as its Clinical Decision Support Service partner for the delivery of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service.
Spontaneous errors in non-inherited DNA as cells reproduce could cause the majority of dementia cases, a team of scientists led by University of Cambridge researchers has reported.
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have solved a mystery that has lingered ever since the dangers of the drug first became apparent: how did the drug produce such severe fetal harm?
The strengths of blockchain technologies could help address the weaknesses of health care systems to store and secure medical records.
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has donated $30 million towards incentivising the development of an Alzheimer’s diagnostic test.