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What do nurses need to know about genetics?

What do nurses need to know about genetics? Subscription Required

As genomic testing becomes embedded in mainstream medicine, health professionals need to understand the role of genetics in disease

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Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia

Treating congenital adrenal hyperplasia Subscription Required

Diseases affecting the endocrine system can result in increased mortality and morbidity

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Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2

Understanding neurofibromatosis type 2 Subscription Required

Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a rare genetic condition affecting hearing, sight and balance

Introduction to inherited metabolic diseases

Introduction to inherited metabolic diseases Subscription Required

Many children with inherited metabolic diseases now survive to adulthood. These patients may present with complications in both primary and acute care

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Rare diseases: what do you need to know?

Rare diseases: what do you need to know? Subscription Required

All health professionals need to be aware of rare disease and ensure patients receive prompt diagnosis, information and ongoing support

Four girls given lab-grown vaginas

Four teenage girls given lab-grown vaginas

Laboratory-grown vaginas engineered from patients’ own cells have successfully been implanted into four teenage girls, US researchers have reported.

Wakeful baby 'preventing pregnancy'

Restless babies trying to 'prevent' creation of siblings

Sibling rivalry may extend to breastfeeding infants who keep their mothers up at night to prevent them getting pregnant, an expert has claimed.

Healing muscle

'Healing' muscle research offers hope for future

Living skeletal muscle that not only functions like the real thing but can heal itself has been engineered by US scientists.

Experts back Down's syndrome test

RCOG research supports new Down's syndrome test

Leading specialists have given their backing to introducing a 99% accurate Down’s syndrome test on the NHS.

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Rules allowing 'three parent' babies

IVF rule change could allow 'three parent' babies

Draft rules allowing the introduction of new treatments that could see the creation of babies with three genetic parents have been announced by the government.

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'I have lipoedema. So please don’t blame me or call me fat'

'I have lipoedema. So please don’t blame me or call me fat'

If I am fat, then it must be my fault, right? This is what I believed too until, after a lifetime of failed diet and exercise regimens, I was diagnosed with lipoedema, a genetic condition countless doctors, nurses, diet experts and physical trainers I consulted seemed not to have heard of.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

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Genetic counselling is a process whereby people are supported through genetic investigation or testing.

New genetic clues about skin cancer

“Skin cancer: Genetic mutations ‘warn of risk’,” reports BBC News today.

HIV 'gene hack' offers new treatment hope

HIV 'gene hack' offers new treatment hope

“HIV gene therapy using GM cells hailed a success after trial,” reports The Guardian, while the BBC tells us that an “immune upgrade” could offer “HIV shielding”.

Does 'ginger gene' increase skin cancer risk?

Does 'ginger gene' increase skin cancer risk?

The Times says “the anti-cancer gene fails in the sunshine”, among many reports on why people with red hair may be more susceptible to malignant melanoma – the most severe form of skin cancer.

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