Molecular Pathology & Genomics

Discovering the double helix

A look back in time to the history of the discovery of DNA and its structure – work which would change medicine and science forever.

January: news in numbers

A breakdown of science news this month, in numbers.

Genetic changes associated with physical activity

The time we spend sitting, sleeping and moving is determined in part by our genes, University of Oxford researchers have shown.

New genomics centre to open

Cancer Research UK and AstraZeneca have announced that they are opening a new centre in the UK, dedicated to realising the full potential of functional genomics in the discovery and development of new drugs for patients with cancer.

State-of-the-art pathology

A new state-of-the-art laboratory system for the Black Country Pathology Service (BCPS) has been announced.

My lab: cellular pathology

Consultant Cellular Pathologist Paul Cross gives a guided tour of his lab at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The big question: “What do you think 2019 will bring for pathology?”

Three individuals voice their opinions on what they believe the new year will bring for pathology.

Liquid biopsy advances

Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumours by detecting tumour DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine.

CJD treatment trialled for first time

In a world first, doctors have been given permission to give a British man with CJD a pioneering treatment.

Predicting obesity-related disease

Scientists have found a new way to use molecular “signatures” from people with obesity to predict risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Mouse pups with same-sex parents born

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences were able to produce healthy mice with two mothers that went on to have normal offspring of their own.

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