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09/04/2021 - Mitochondria mutations that may combat cancer
Mitochondrial DNA mutations found in cancer tumours are linked to improved chances of survival, researchers have found. More

31/03/2021 - New gene variant linked to infertility in men
Scientists have identified a new genetic variant they believe is linked to male infertility. More

26/03/2021 - Neuron generation linked to gene defect in Parkinson's
New treatments for Parkinson’s disease could be developed after scientists made new discoveries about a faulty gene linked to the disease. More

12/03/2021 - Targeted prostate cancer screening would prevent deaths
A targeted screening programme for men who are genetically pre-disposed to prostate cancer could prevent one in six deaths from the disease and significantly reduce over-diagnosis, a new UK study has found. More

11/03/2021 - Placenta is 'dumping ground' for defects
The placenta is a “dumping ground” for genetic defects and resembles a “patchwork of tumours”, according to the first high-resolution survey of the genomic architecture of the human placenta. More

09/03/2021 - BRCA1 breast cell changes detected before turning cancerous
Women with BRCA1 mutations could undergo cellular monitoring after scientists discovered key changes can be detected before they become cancerous. More

08/03/2021 - Gene therapy will save babies at a record cost
A powerful new gene therapy is to be used in the NHS to treat babies with spinal muscular atrophy, making it the most expensive therapy ever to gain official approval, it was announced today. More

04/03/2021 - Treatment hope after rare cancer origin discovered
The origin of a rare childhood cancer has been discovered – and a possible drug treatment. More

25/02/2021 - New malaria genome data published
New genome variation data on more than 7,000 malaria parasites will help in the development of treatments, surveillance tools for malaria control and elimination, British researchers have reported. More

24/02/2021 - Gene linked to ectopic pregnancy risk
Scientists have identified a gene which may be linked to the risk of ectopic pregnancy. More

23/02/2021 - Scientists close on genetic susceptibility to virus
Scientists may be close to developing tools to undertake genetic profiling of those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection, it was announced today. More

22/02/2021 - Spina bifida linked to random mutations
Spina bifida may be the result of random genetic mutations early in pregnancy, British scientists have found. More

17/02/2021 - Neanderthal descendants get COVID protection
Descendants of Neanderthals may enjoy some genetic protection against the COVID-19 virus, according to a new scientific study. More

12/02/2021 - Gene variants found to increase Addison's disease risk
Nine gene variants have been found to increase the risk of developing Addison's disease, according to the largest genetic study to date on patients with the disorder. More

01/02/2021 - Virus variant study raises vaccine concerns
The SARS-COv-2 virus began mutating to avoid human immunity in the spring last year - raising concerns about the durability of the current vaccines, according to the findings of a major UK scientific study. More

22/01/2021 - Dermatological map could lead to new treatments
A newly created skin cell map offers a “huge leap” in understanding of disease and could pave the way for potential drug treatments for painful skin diseases, British researchers say. More

19/01/2021 - Geneticists warn of "coercive" collection of DNA
Genetics experts have called for scientific journals to re-examine academic papers where there are question marks over consent for DNA collection. More

05/01/2021 - Genetic variants increase prostate risk for those of African ancestry
Black men have genetic variants that put them at greater risk of developing prostate cancer than white or Asian men, a study published last night has revealed. More

04/01/2021 - Autism link to genetic conditions highlighted
Children with several genetic conditions may need support for autism - even if the condition is not fully diagnosed, according to a new study by researchers in Cardiff. More

30/12/2020 - Progress against challenging cancer mutation
Scientists have discovered a new method for targeting the KRAS mutation, involved in a number of cancers, it has been announced. More

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