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Alzheimer’s insight from DNA study

A clearer picture of what causes Alzheimer’s disease is emerging after the largest ever analysis of patients’ DNA, BBC Health news reports today. A massive international collaboration has now doubled the number of genes linked to the dementia to 21. … Continue reading

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Genomics England launched, mapping DNA to better understand cancer, rare and infectious diseases

To coincide with the announcement of plans to make the NHS a personal service for every patient to mark the 65th birthday of the NHS on Friday 5th July 2013, Genomics England was launched by the Department of Health (DH) … Continue reading

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DNA mapping for cancer and rare disease patients

BBC health news has reported that up to 100,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases in England are to have their entire genetic code sequenced. The Prime Minister will announce £100m has been set aside for the project over the … Continue reading

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Genetic link to premature births reported

The BBC health news reports today that a gene linked to premature births has been discovered by scientists in the US and Finland. The researchers hope their study, published in Public Library of Science Genetics, could eventually lead to a … Continue reading

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