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Genetic discoveries offer new asthma hope
Fri Dec 14th - British researchers have found new genetic variants associated with severe asthma, leading to hope of new treatments to control mucus, it has been announced. More
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14/12/2018 - Genetic discoveries offer new asthma hope
British researchers have found new genetic variants associated with severe asthma, leading to hope of new treatments to control mucus, it has been announced. More

06/12/2018 - Genome project moves to 5m target
A major UK genetics project has reached its main objective – sequencing 100,000 genomes of NHS patients, it has been announced. More

19/11/2018 - Oncolytic virus enhancement proposed
British researchers have successfully enhanced a cancer-killing virus that is currently under clinical trial, it was announced today. More

16/11/2018 - Circadian genes may improve radiotherapy
Genetic analysis can be used to determine the best time of day to deliver radiotherapy to individual patients, British researchers have reported. More

17/10/2018 - DNA errors studied in dementia
Researchers have shown how DNA errors contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. More

12/10/2018 - Sons' puberty age linked to mothers' first period
The age at which young women have their first period is linked to their sons’ age at puberty – suggesting a genetic connection, researchers report today. More

09/10/2018 - Cheap DNA test to predict cardiovascular risk?
A cheap, one-off DNA test early in life could predict if someone had a high risk of a heart attack, according to new international research published last night. More

25/09/2018 - Hope for mitochondria disease gene therapy
British researchers have developed a gene therapy which shows promise for treating patients with mitochondrial disease, it was announced last night. More

21/09/2018 - Genetic mutation link to dangerous fungal spores risk
A genetic mutation in humans has been discovered that is linked to a 17-fold increase in the number of dangerous fungal spores in the lungs. More

18/09/2018 - Blood pressure study reveals 500 new gene regions
The largest global genetic study of its kind has found more than 500 new gene regions that influence hypertension, it was announced last night. More

13/09/2018 - Huntington's test developed
A test, developed by British scientists, may detect very early signs of Huntington's disease, it was announced last night. More

11/09/2018 - HIV genome key to antibody development
The genome of HIV could hold the key to unlocking an HIV vaccine – because it determines when humans can develop antibodies, Swiss scientists reported last night. More

05/09/2018 - Prostate cancer sub-group may benefit from immunotherapy
Scientists have identified a one sub-group of aggressive prostate cancer patients that may benefit particularly well from immunotherapy. More

30/08/2018 - Viking chromosome linked to heart risk
A Y chromosome variant, which may have been spread by the Vikings, puts men at increased risk from coronary heart disease, British researchers have reported. More

23/08/2018 - Ovarian cancer screening pilot begins
A new ovarian cancer early detection service for women who have the faulty BRCA gene is to be trialled in London, it was announced today. More

06/08/2018 - Call to screen relatives of thoracic aortic disease patients
Routine screening and genetic testing of families of aortic disease patients could save lives, according to new research. More

18/07/2018 - Allergic rhinitis risk genes found
Scientists in Germany have reported new insights into the genetics of allergic rhinitis. More

17/07/2018 - DNA side-effects dash gene editing hopes
The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool may cause nearly undetectable genetic damage, British researchers warned last night. More

17/07/2018 - Hope for foetal gene therapy
Animal studies suggest that Gaucher disease could be treated pre-natally using foetal gene therapy, British researchers reported last night. More

22/06/2018 - Early TB gene test developed
An international research team has found a potential test to predict active tuberculosis in advance of symptoms developing. More

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