Genetics

Expert discusses RNA's role in diagnosing rare diseases

An individual's genetic makeup, or genome, can reveal important and intimate details of his or her biology. Now, scientists are showing that RNA, the lesser-known molecular cousin of DNA, is powerful in its own right and ...

Genetics

The Down's syndrome 'super genome'

Down's syndrome – also known as trisomy 21 – is a genetic disorder caused by an additional third chromosome 21. Although this genetic abnormality is found in one out of 700 births, only 20 percent of foetuses with trisomy ...

Oncology & Cancer

Promising cancer treatment targets rare genetic flaw

An experimental cancer medicine called larotrectinib has shown promise treating a diverse range of cancers in people young and old, researchers said at a major cancer conference in the United States.

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