Molecular Pathology & Genomics

British Journal of Biomedical Science: Issue 4 2020 synopsis

Deputy Editor Nigel Brown provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the fourth issue of 2020.

One-to-one: Navigating a galaxy of data

Following on from the publication of a new National Genomic Healthcare Strategy, we talk to Chris Wigley, Chief Executive of Genomics England.

Tech news: November

This month's top tech news stories

Elimination strategy for yaws

Genome sequencing has shed light on the re-emergence of the bacterium that causes yaws – a neglected tropical disease of the skin, bones and joints. 

"Genome sequencing accelerates cancer detection"

A statistical model has been developed that uses genomic data to accurately predict whether a patient with Barrett’s oesophagus has a high or low risk of developing cancer.

Uncovering order in cancer's chromosomal chaos

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and the UCL Cancer Institute have identified how different cancers go through some of the same genetic mutations at the same point in their evolution.

Detecting motor neurone disease

Scientists have identified a potential pattern within blood that signals the presence of motor neurone disease.

Improving drug delivery

A group of US scientists has developed a new way to deliver molecules that target specific genes within cells.

Under the microscope: The G protein-coupled estrogen receptor

Tell me about this receptor
The G protein-coupled estrogen receptor (let’s call it the GPER) is a seven-transmembrane-domain receptor that mediates non-genomic estrogen-related signalling.

Map of mutations

Research from UCL has identified almost 200 changes to the COVID-19 genome, each one a clue to revealing the history of the virus and possibly its future.

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