genetics

A new era for Europe?

The 2024 European Parliament highlights emerging right-wing influence and pressing issues from climate action to youth voter disengagement.

The UK and US have both approved a gene editing therapy to overcome the genetic mutation that causes sickle cell disease, but the treatment is expensive.

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Advances in cancer treatment, gene editing and mRNA technology are helping researchers in their pursuit of an HIV cure.

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With prenatal genetic screening now routine, it’s relevant to ask whether prospective parents or scientists understand enough about the results.

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Advances in the field are revolutionary but require safeguards to curb misuse.

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‘Rare’ diseases are anything but. And with cheaper DNA sequencing, patients’ lives will be transformed.

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Cheaper DNA sequencing promises a world of health benefits. But to realise these, careful and sensitive storage of DNA data is vital.

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Developing economies need research to improve quality of life. Combining developed and developing economies into a research consortium builds capacity.

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