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The after effects: Investigating the role of immunogenetics in long COVID

The global battle against COVID-19 has shifted focus from acute infections to the lingering challenge posed by long COVID, a condition where signs and symptoms persist well beyond the initial infection. While most individuals experience a mild reaction to the virus, approximately 10% develop hypoxemic pneumonia, 3% progress to critical illness, and 28% go on to experience Long COVID.

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The principle of precision: Why navigating the nuances in genetic test interpretation is more important than ever

Genetic testing offers a powerful lens through which we can understand and address a wide array of medical conditions, ranging from neurocognitive disorders in children to various cancers in adults. However, the rapid evolution of genomic technologies and the increasing demand for genetic testing bring to the forefront the complexities involved in interpreting genetic results. This issue is becoming increasingly pertinent for both healthcare providers and patients.

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Webinar recap: Legal landscapes in precision medicine

This webinar featuring Mina Frost, General Counsel for Sano Genetics, provides an insightful overview of the legal and ethical intricacies involved in precision medicine. Mina expertly explores the complexities of patient privacy, data protection, and the regulatory landscape that govern precision medicine.

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Patient centricity in focus: Insights from the 16th Annual Recruitment and Retention Summit

Recently, our team had the pleasure of attending the 16th Annual Patient Recruitment and Retention Summit, a hallmark event in the field of clinical research and patient advocacy. Hosted in an intimate, knowledge-sharing environment, this summit brought together experts from across the globe to share insights, strategies, and innovations aimed at enhancing patient involvement in clinical research. We were proud to sponsor a booth, which served as a hub for discussions, networking, and sharing our contributions to the field. In this blog, we’ll share the themes that rose to the top in our discussions. 

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Innovation on Rare Disease Day: Recode CMO John Matthews on changing the future of genetic medicine [podcast]

In observance of Rare Disease Day, our latest episode of the Genetics Podcast presents a fascinating conversation with John Matthews, who was recently promoted to Chief Medical Officer at ReCode Therapeutics. This special episode not only commemorates the day dedicated to raising awareness for rare diseases but also showcases the innovative strides being made in the field of genetic medicine for the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases.

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The essential role of patient empowerment in precision medicine [whitepaper]

In our latest whitepaper, "Beyond the bench: The role of patient empowerment in shaping precision medicine research," we examine how patient involvement is transforming the field of genomics- and biomarker-driven research. In highlighting the shift towards patient-centric models, we emphasise the importance of including patient insights in the development of new treatments.

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Systemic shifts: Steering precision medicine towards success

In today's digital age, scientists and medical professionals are harnessing the power of healthcare data to unravel the genetic foundations of various diseases. But despite the growing portfolio of precision medicines, their integration into healthcare systems is not without its hurdles. This blog explores the challenges and opportunities of integrating precision medicine into healthcare systems. 

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Navigating the data deluge in genomics [report]

In the ever-evolving world of healthcare and scientific research, the rapid growth of genomic data stands out as both a remarkable achievement and a formidable challenge. Our new report, "Scaling genomic data: Addressing the storage, analysis, and accessibility hurdles of large-scale genomic data," sheds light on the complexities of managing this vast ocean of information that holds the key to unlocking the future of personalised medicine.

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The precision medicine technology access challenge

In the age of advanced medical treatments, achieving health equity—in which every individual has the chance to attain their highest level of health regardless of background—is a fundamental yet unmet goal. Despite good intentions, healthcare systems globally face significant challenges in providing equal access and quality of care to all communities.

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The newest advances in Parkinson's research

With Parkinson's disease affecting millions worldwide, the need for enhanced research is both critical and immediate to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Here, we showcase a curated selection of recent advancements in Parkinson's research. 

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