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Treating genetic disorders: Could gene editing help cure incurable diseases?

Gene editing could change how we treat diseases. But is everybody ready for it?

Can we trust ourselves when it comes to gene editing?

Genetic editing could be one of our most powerful tools to treat illness and suffering, but could it change what it means to be human?

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard: The scientist who helped decode the embryo

Christiane Nusslein-Volhard has shaped our understanding of the earliest stages of development. And now she is supporting the next generation of great female scientists.

Heart Disease: How One Gene Makes All The Difference

With a regular human genome consisting of 46 chromosomes and around 20,000 genes made up of 3 billion base pairs of DNA, just a slight alteration to our genetic code is enough to cause us disease.

Are we close to a cure for hemophilia?

How we treat hemophilia has changed remarkably over the past 50 years, enabling sufferers today to live full and active lives. The next generation of treatments could change it forever.

Genomics: A revolution in health care?

Drugs affect people differently and we’re increasingly understanding why. For many of us, it’s down to our genes.

Are we becoming allergic to the 21st century?

With rates of allergies on the rise, how can we reconcile our increasingly urban lifestyles with our healthcare needs?

Molecular mind-set: How we are completely rethinking cancer

Oncologists are increasingly understanding the genomic drivers behind cancers, leading to a host of promising new treatments.


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