We're exploring the move away from a 'one size fits all' approach to medicine, towards health care that's tailored to a person’s unique genetic makeup. We've been down to the Sanger Institute to see how genes are sequenced and how we can use this information for treatment as well as for better diagnoses. Plus, we’ll be hearing about the origins of the moon, how plants are surprisingly chatty, and also how chemistry has unraveled some mysteries about Egyptian mummies.
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New evidence suggests our theory of how the moon formed could
New research is showing that Ancient Egyptians were mummifying their dead a lot longer ago than previously imagined, and that's not all...
New research is showing that plants aren't such shrinking violets, and are communicating with each other through exchange of proteins.
Expanding waist lines puts people at greater risk of developing ten of the most common cancers.
Genes can determine everything about you - past, present and
future - but how are they sequenced?
A gene that could cause a heart attack in one person, could have no effect on another. What could this mean for the future of diagonsis?
How do you treat someone if you don't know what they have? SWAN UK works with families whose children have undiagnosed conditions.
How facial recognition technology is helping diagnose rare
Sequencing your genes may mean better treatment but what
happens to your genome once it has been sequenced? How is
Do emotional or pain-induced tears differ?
Is it possible to test tears and deduce if they are related to physical pain or emotion, if so what is the difference between the