The link between cancer mutations and DNA repair mechanisms has been well established. However, the specific origins of the mutation in these essential pathways have remained enigmatic. Now, researchers have used human and worm data to explore the mutational causes of cancer.
Harvard scientist, George Church is putting his efforts into using an alternative, older technology in a bid to recode an entire human genome in hundreds of thousands of locations in order to make it immune to viruses.
The National Insitute of Health is finally launching All of Us, a huge research study with the aim of making precision medicine available to people of all backgrounds. But will people give up their data?
Deep learning computers in a diagnostic imaging lab routinely defeat their human counterparts in diagnosing heart failure, detecting various cancers and predicting their strength.
A new method for diagnosing breast cancer involves a pill, which could do a better job distinguishing between benign and aggressive tumours.
We have achieved so much since the full human genome sequence was published for the first time, can you believe that was over fifteen years ago this month?
Researchers have mapped the genetic variants that increase the risk of depression, in a bid to understand why depression strikes some people and not others.
Doctors in Germany have for the first time, successfully treated twins in utero using a biotech drug, pointing to a new way to eliminate disease.
Less than half the patients diagnosed with cancer respond favourably to chemotherapy. Now, a new method for testing how patients will respond to various drugs could pave the way for more personalised treatment.
Researchers have been developing CRISPR gene editing as a potential therapeutic tool for years, but now they have turned their attention to using it in cancer diagnostics.
A team of scientists at GRAIL has announced progression towards the goal of a simple blood test being able to detect a small tumour growing in your body.