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Genetics

Will there be a day when curing disease is simply a matter of editing your genes? More and more, scientists are looking to the human genome to unlock questions around who develops longterm disease and why, and how best to cure it. At the same time, genetic testing companies have made it easy for anyone to map their own DNA and uncover their risk of developing certain diseases, opening new demand for precision medicine and healthcare. We examine the latest research in the field of genetics, and find out the impact for patients, consumers and the future of medicine.


Podcasts

What is it like to live with Alzheimer’s disease? The Being Patient Podcast gives a rare account of what it’s like to live with Alzheimer’s from the patient’s perspective. The first of an ongoing series, we feature Brian Kursonis. Diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s in his fifties, Brian explains why it took a year to get a diagnosis and how he’s fighting a declining memory.

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