Genetics

A UK Facility Will Fight Zika By Creating 1 Billion 'Safe' Mosquitos A Week

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.09.2017 | UK Tech

A UK-based biotech company is stepping up its fight against viruses like Zika by building a huge facility that can engineer one billion ‘safe’ mos...

'Patients Want Human Doctors, Not Robots', Medics Tell Jeremy Hunt

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 13.09.2017 | UK

Doctors have aired their disagreement with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after he suggested robots could replace NHS medics by diagnosing diseases with...

Humans Are Still Evolving And It's Producing Some Amazing Results

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.09.2017 | UK Parents

Humans might consider themselves the final stage of evolution - the pinnacle of millions of years of genetic improvements that have made us the ultima...

Type-2 Diabetes And Heart Disease Are Linked By Your Genes

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK Tech

A massive study has found that there is a genetic connection between the two diseases that are the leading cause of global morbidity and mortality - T...

A Breakthrough Discovery Could Let Us Diagnose PTSD Using A Blood Test

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Tech

In the future post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects in 1 every 3 people who have a traumatic life experience, could potentially be diag...

Asthma Medicine Has Been Found To Halve The Risk Of Parkinson's Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Tech

Commonly prescribed asthma drugs have been found to reduce a patient’s risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as 50% in a decade-long s...

We Could Soon Use DNA To Predict Schizophrenia, Autism

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists at Osaka University have discovered a potential marker within our DNA that could be used to predict complex diseases such as schizophrenia ...

A Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment That Alters Our Genes Has Been Approved In The USA

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Tech

A groundbreaking new treatment that actually alters the immune system of someone with cancer has been given FDA approval in the US. Known as gene ther...

Our Immune System Could Be To Blame For Giving Us Cancer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Tech

Although your immune system is meant to be defending your body from attack, it could actually be the root cause of some cervical, head and neck cancer...

Getting A Genetic Test For Familial Alzheimer's Disease

Jessica Fleig | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Fleig

After my second session, the geneticist felt I was ready to have the test, with being so sure of my decision, in a stable relationship, and aware of the implications with help from my place of work, Alzheimer's Research UK. The test involved some blood being taken and sent off to a lab for analysis. After a gap for Christmas and moving into my first home, I came back on 22 February for my results.

A New 'Liquid Biopsy' Could Become A Way To Detect Early-Stage Cancers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Tech

Being able to diagnose early-stage cancer may no longer require an invasive biopsy, as scientists have developed a blood test that can give them an an...

This Computer Could Diagnose Your Alzheimer's Long Before Symptoms Show

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Tech

If you’re worried that the computers are getting smarter, then you might just be right as a machine has successfully learned how to diagnose Alzheim...

A Revolutionary Leukaemia Treatment Left 90% Of Patients In Complete Remission

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Tech

A revolutionary leukaemia treatment could soon be approved for use in the USA after clinical trials saw complete remission in 90% of patients with a t...

Scientists Have Shown That In The Future We Could All Be Getting Pig Organs

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists may have stumbled upon a solution to stop the 500 people who die in the UK every year waiting for an organ transplant - pigs. Researchers h...

Gene Editing Allows Scientists To ‘Delete’ Deadly Heart Condition From Embryo For First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have successfully edited a human embryo to completely remove a genetic mutation that causes deadly cardiac disease, which can trigger the h...

Scientists Have Discovered Why Dogs Are Humanity's Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech

Scientists have confirmed what all dog owners have long known to be true, that our furry friends are in fact more like family than pets. This is as a...

Bacterial Infections In The Brain Could Be A Key Link To What Causes Alzheimer's

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.08.2017 | UK Tech

Researchers in the UK have found what they believe could be a significant clue in the hunt for what causes Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists from the ...

Scientists Have Stored A GIF Of A Horse Inside A Piece Of Bacteria

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Tech

An image of a hand and a GIF of a horse running have both been encoded into the DNA of a bacteria. Using a technique that involves a process called ge...

The Gene That Causes Arthritis Was Originally Used To Help Humans Survive The Ice Age

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Tech

The gene that increases your likelihood to suffer from arthritis could also be the gene that helped humans survive through the Ice Age, scientists hav...

This May Explain Why You Have Insomnia

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Tech

Contrary to popular belief, it could actually be your genetic makeup that is to blame for insomnia, not just lifestyle factors such as stress. This i...

Drinking Tea Actually Changes Women's Genes, But Not Men's

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Tech

If the weight of the world is getting on top of you, there’s nothing more relaxing than settling down with a good brew. That is, if you’re a man. ...

These Three Genetic Mutations Can Grant People 'Superhuman' Powers

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Tech

Ever dreamed of being a superhero - being able to fly, have superhuman strength or just being able to rock a lycra catsuit? Well you’re not alone. N...

Scientists Could Develop A Treatment For Baldness After Stumbling On What Causes It

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists may have accidentally discovered what causes baldness in a breakthrough that could eventually lead to a treatment. The researchers from Uni...

Stop The Blame Game, Genetic Study Shows Most Cancer Is Caused By Random Mutations

Ailsa White | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Tech
Ailsa White

Three words that shouldn't be attached to a cancer diagnosis, yet I have been repeatedly told by patients that they feel these three powerful emotions - guilt, blame and shame.

Do You Have The Genes? A Large Study Has Uncovered The Genes Linked To Intelligence

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

According to a dictionary definition, intelligence is "the ability to learn, understand or deal with new situations" or "the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly".