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Scientists regenerate living organ by manipulating DNA

UK scientists have regenerated an elderly organ in a living animal to a youthful state for the first time. When we reach 70, the thymus organ shrinks to 10% of the size of adolescents. The results suggests a possibility that … Continue reading

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Byte-size DNA

A recent client enquiry prompted this question: just how many bytes of data are required to store a person’s DNA? And the answer, according to the excellent infographic below, is around 3 gigabytes or 3,000 megabytes. That means you can … Continue reading

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NHS behind the curve on gene therapy

The observation that the NHS is unprepared to provide personalised medicine is significant enough. But just as striking is that one of the key reasons is a lack of technical infrastructure, particularly in the vast amount of data storage required … Continue reading

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NHS getting behind on genetics

This week The Times led with a story on the UK’s lack of readiness to take advantage of the revolution in genetic medicine. Sir John Bell – the UK government’s chief genetics advisor – claims that the “NHS is completely … Continue reading

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