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Many genetic changes can occur early in human development

25/02/17

Multiple genetic changes can occur before or early after conception, a new study describes.

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Biologists propose to sequence the DNA of all life on Earth

24/02/17

When it comes to genome sequencing, visionaries like to throw around big numbers: There’s the UK Biobank, for example, which promises to decipher the genomes of 500,000 individuals, or Iceland’s effort to study the genomes of its entire human population.

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Newly identified genetic errors may prevent heart attacks

17/01/17

Now, a new study that included genetic data from more than 190,000 people has identified two genes that, when altered in specific ways, either promote or undermine cardiovascular health.

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Next Generation: Mobile Microscope Detects DNA Sequences

17/01/17

Researchers have built a microscope that uses the camera on a cell phone to detect fluorescent products of DNA sequencing reactions in cells and tissues, according to a study published today (January 16) in Nature Communications.

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Qatar Biobank to host second meet on precision medicine

11/01/17

Qatar Biobank will host the second Qatar Biobanking Congress, focusing on precision medicine initiatives in Qatar and around the world as part of its mission to bring personalized healthcare to the country.

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Participating

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You are being invited to take part in Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative for Qatar’s population. To help you decide whether to contribute, here is some information on Qatar Biobank and what taking part involves.

Research

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Qatar Biobank will make it possible for scientists to conduct research to address some of the greatest health challenges facing Qatar and the region, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.

Partners

Qatar Foundation Ministry of Public Health
Hamad Medical Corporation

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