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13/12/2019 - Blood test identifies rare breast cancer mutations
Rare mutations in advanced breast cancer can be identified through a simple blood test, in what clinicians have described as a “huge step”, it was announced last night. More

03/12/2019 - Historic samples reveal malaria spread
DNA from malaria parasites eradicated 75 years ago has shown how one of the most common forms of the disease spread from Europe to the Americas in the 15th century. More

15/11/2019 - Malaria drug target stops parasite entering liver
New drug targets that aim to stop malaria parasites entering the liver have been identified in the first study of its kind, it was announced yesterday. More

06/11/2019 - Gene variation protects against diabetes
A gene linked to type 2 diabetes may offer clues to new therapies, British researchers say. More

25/10/2019 - More than 300 million people have a rare disease
More than 300 million people worldwide are currently living with diseases that are classified as rare, according to the first analysis of its kind. More

17/10/2019 - How GPs can respond to private gene test results
Doctors confronted by patients armed with the results of private gene testing should check for family genetic history that might support the claimed results, according to experts today. More

16/10/2019 - Malaria gene clue to new vaccine
Scientists say they have discovered the genetic pathway by which the malaria parasite moved from gorillas and to infect humans. More

14/10/2019 - Jumping genes linked to development disorders
Jumping genes are behind the genetic changes in some patients with undiagnosed neurodevelopmental diseases, according to a new study. More

10/10/2019 - Instability of Huntington gene
The genetic mutation associated with Huntington's disease is not stable, suggesting potential routes for intervention, British researchers revealed today. More

04/10/2019 - Step up breast gene screening call
All women diagnosed with breast cancer should be offered genetic testing to help identify others at risk, British researchers say today. More

02/10/2019 - Novel test for complications of pneumonia
A new test has been developed to identify pneumonia patients who may be at risk of respiratory failure or sepsis, it was announced today. More

26/09/2019 - AI points to heart variation genes
Genetic factors account for a significant part of the variations found in the size and function of the left ventricle of the heart, according to the findings of a ground-breaking artificial intelligence study, published today. More

24/09/2019 - Memory T cells linked to auto-immune disease
Memory T cells may play a key role in triggering auto-immune disease, according to the findings of a major genetic analysis. More

20/09/2019 - Child gene screening points to adult cancer drugs
Genetic screening of children with tumours can point to unexpected treatments, according to the findings of a UK project. More

19/09/2019 - Baby bacterial sources revealed
Vaginal swabbing of new-born babies is a questionable practice based on a misunderstanding of the risks of caesarean section, researchers say today following a major investigation of the issue. More

17/09/2019 - BRCA2 gene fault link to prostate cancer risk
Men with the BRCA2 gene fault have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer and would benefit from prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing to help detect the disease earlier, according to new research. More

09/09/2019 - Specialist gene therapy centre for UK
A major centre for developing gene therapies and similar treatments is to be established in the UK at Harwell, Oxford, it was announced today. More

03/09/2019 - Lifetime benefits of healthy cholesterol and blood pressure quantified
People with genetically low cholesterol and blood pressure levels enjoy significant lifetime protection against cardiovascular disease, according to the findings of a major study unveiled yesterday. More

02/09/2019 - Risk factors main cause of young coronary artery disease - conference
Only a minority of young patients with coronary artery disease are victims of genetics, according to analysis presented at a major conference. More

23/08/2019 - Malaria science advances amid eradication pessimism
British scientists have unveiled major discoveries about malaria – as the World Health Organisation warned the disease would not be eradicated in the near future. More

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