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First patients diagnosed through genome sequencing, the milestones announced today

Patients in the NHS are now receiving personalised care based on their DNA code. Two families have been diagnosed with rare conditions as part of a project at Newcastle Hospitals and University that used an analysis of their genomes – the complete set of people’s genes – to properly understand the health issues they are experiencing. 81 more words

Justis Gyori - Prental Genome Sequencing and its Moral Dilemmas

With a consistent influx of scientific discoveries, it becomes inevitable that a burst of technological breakthroughs would be upon us. And with these breakthroughs, change is brought to the forefront as the most influential of actions. 770 more words

Humanities

IBM Thinks it Can Make Your Food Safer: Will it Work?

Our food system is by no means bulletproof when it comes to pathogens. In just the past year, the United States saw major outbreaks of… 615 more words

Quashing Stubborn Hospital Infections Relies on Genetic Sequencing

Scientific American Jenni Laidman 16 January 2015

No matter what they tried, the staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in England could not quell an outbreak of a multidrug-resistant pathogen. 55 more words

Clinical Pathology

Mind Over Matter

You are a brilliant scientist and, after decades of hard work, you have developed a new medicine that should cure depression. But you need to test your miracle drug in a clinical trial to make sure it is working. 1,480 more words

Genome Sequencing: Exploring the Diagnostic Promise

At the time that we completed a draft of the 3 billion letters of the human genome about a decade ago, it would have cost about $100 million to sequence a second human genome. 931 more words

Science

Image of the week: King Richard III

This week’s image is of one of the oldest surviving portraits of King Richard III. It’s also the most accurate. How do we know? Because, after almost two years of cloak-and-dagger secrecy, a research team from the University of Leicester have… 319 more words

Health