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 Yourgene have worked to provide a commentary on a range of different topics and content relevant to the product and service porfolio that Yourgene provides. We aspire that these articles are relevant, informative, educational and add value. Enjoy.

  • COVID-19 strains - what are they and why do they matter? A Q&A with Dr Michael Risley - 28 January 2021 +

    The COVID-19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Since the beginning of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the diagnostic and research community has undertaken an unprecedented effort to understand how best to manage, eradicate and prevent the disease. In recent months we have seen the rollout of ambitious vaccination schedules worldwide, as well as the strengthening of

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  • So much to be proud of! - 23 December 2020 +

    As many have already said and written, this year has been like none other. This has been especially true for conferences and exhibitions. Every year, the commercial team at Yourgene look forward to exhibiting at various conferences globally. It’s a chance to meet our partners and customers, as well as form new relationships. With the COVID-19 pandemic none of this was possible, so when we heard that the Taiwan Healthcare Expo was still going ahead,

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  • COVID-19 vaccines and the continued role of testing - 16 November 2020 +

    Last week we had the great news that a safe and effective vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 should soon be available. Thanks to the work of Pfizer and  BioNTech , we may have the opportunity to start vaccinating those at highest risk of severe disease towards the end of this year  and into 2021.  The interim analysis of their clinical trial has indicated that it is more than 90% effective in preventing COVID - 19 in participants who haven’t

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  • The role of DPYD testing in managing a successful response to the COVID-19 pandemic - 5 November 2020 +

    Since the beginning of the global COVID-19 outbreak, the diagnostic and research community has undertaken an unprecedented effort to understand how best to manage, eradicate and prevent the disease. Two key pillars in the fight against the pandemic are establishing a robust testing strategy and implementing procedures and processes to reduce the burden on healthcare systems.  

    Independent SAGE recently published a document containing core recommendations for how best to optimize and develop the current testing

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