Genetics

Researchers discover eight new epilepsy genes

Approximately 30 per cent of patients with epilepsy do not respond to anti-epileptic drugs. In these cases, all neurologists can do is attempt to find the right combination of medication through trial and error. A treatment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Superbug infections tracked across Europe

For the first time, scientists have shown that MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and other antibiotic-resistant 'superbug' infections can be tracked across Europe by combining whole-genome sequencing with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How DNA detectives are helping solve the rise of superbugs

It is now 12 years since the first set of genetic instructions in a human was sequenced. Many of our hopes for using knowledge about the human genome to better fight the likes of heart disease and cancer still lie years and ...

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