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Everything you really need to know about DNA sequencing

Category: Science blog April 25, 2016

We explore how we got to where we are today with DNA sequencing and the science behind it.

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Blood analysis could offer a real-time ‘snapshot’ of melanoma treatment

Category: Science blog March 15, 2016

We explore the latest research from our scientists in Manchester that’s tracking how melanomas respond to treatment by analysing patient blood samples.

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Blocking the escape routes: how an HIV drug exposes skin cancer’s weaknesses

Category: Science blog March 14, 2016

A new study from our scientists has found that treating melanoma cells with an HIV drug could make them more sensitive to a ‘targeted’ cancer drug.

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Piecing together the mosaic: how genetic research is revealing new connections

Category: Science blog March 4, 2016

As part of an international collaboration, our researchers have uncovered a link between a rare genetic syndrome and childhood brain tumours.

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There’s a real sense of optimism around new ways of tackling lung cancer

Category: Science blog February 29, 2016

From immunotherapy to ‘targeted’ drugs, we report back from a recent conference on lung cancer.

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CRISPR gene editing: new chapter in cancer research or blot in the ethical copybook?

Category: Science blog February 1, 2016

We explore a new revolutionary gene editing technology called CRISPR that’s taking labs by storm as scientists look to understand the genetics behind cancer.

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Grand Challenge six: target cancer’s ‘super-controller’

Category: Science blog January 25, 2016

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

The sixth of our Grand Challenge topics is posing the question: can we target the cancer ‘super-controller’ MYC?

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