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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.

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.

From space to sea: The future of food production

Securing food for the Earth’s future population is one of the great challenges ahead. New technologies and techniques are helping to make this possible.

How will you live better in 2019?

The start of a new year is a chance to not only reflect on the past year, but an opportunity to set goals for the year ahead.

Mastering malaria: Is the end in sight for our oldest foe?

Since the turn of the century the world has made great strides in the prevention of malaria, but how close are we really to eradicating it completely?

Think global, act local: Our public health fight against tropical diseases

Tropical vector-borne diseases disproportionately affect the poorest nations in the world. To truly tackle them we need a holistic, collaborative approach.

Drip by drip: How we solve the global water scarcity crisis

Global demand for fresh water is rising fast, and around the world, scientists are hard at work on smart, sustainable solutions.

80 is the new 60: Staying healthy in an aging world

Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them.

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

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

Small is bountiful: Why smallholder farmers feed our future

Smallholder farmers service an astonishing amount of the global food need; helping them take advantage of modern farming practices helps everyone.


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