DECIPHER: Fuelling Rare Disease Research

More than 15 years ago, a hospital doctor realised that bringing people’s genetic data together could provide answers for families affected by rare diseases. With the help of the Sanger Institute, the DECIPHER project has been helping families ever since

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Science in a conflict zone: Investigating cholera in Yemen

In addition to the civil war, Yemen is experiencing the worst epidemic of cholera ever recorded. We spoke to Ankur Rakesh, a volunteer doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders, who travelled to Yemen in July 2017 to study the genomics of this highly infectious and deadly disease

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Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2016: Generation Genome highlights the potential for pathogen genomics in patient diagnosis and infection control

04.07.17 The UK Chief Medical Officer’s Report has highlighted the vital role genetics and genomics will play in UK NHS healthcare and medicine. Professor Sharon Peacock helped write the report’s chapter on Infectious disease.

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