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Clinical Trials – What are clinical trials?

image-1275Medical researchers are required to undertake clinical trials to test all new drug therapies, devices, techniques and other treatments that are intended to be used to treat humans. Volunteers, often with serious diseases, are recruited to test new therapies and determine how well they work. Proposed treatments involving genetic technologies ...

Genes and Cancer – Using genes to treat cancer

image-1280All cancers are the result of genetic mutations, although only 5-10% of these mutations are heritable – that is, passed on through families. The majority of cancers (90-95%) are not inherited and cannot be predicted, nor can their exact cause be identified. However, advances in genetic science are revealing that ...

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