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Uninherited mutations cause spina bifida

19 Feb 2021, 4:53 p.m.

Scientists at the UCL GOS Institute of Child Health reveal that new genetic mutations which occur during embryonic development can cause the severe birth defect spina bifida. Many genes have been implicated in spina bifida, and mutations which are n…

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New team of nurses join GOSH after successful Philippines recruitment drive

18 Feb 2021, 2:45 p.m.

A new team of nurses have joined Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children after a successful recruitment drive in the Philippines.

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International Childhood Cancer Day: Daya’s story

12 Feb 2021, 4:42 p.m.

“Childhood cancer is an abstract concept until it touches your life. As a parent, it leaves you vulnerable and fearful for your child’s life.”

International Childhood Cancer Day is a global campaign to raise awareness around childhood cancer and show…

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021

11 Feb 2021, 10:39 a.m.

Carrying out research into the best way to fight children’s illnesses has been one of our main ambitions ever since GOSH opened in 1852. We wanted to take this opportunity of International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2021 to highlight just som…

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New Drug Targets for Childhood Cancer Neuroblastoma Identified

8 Feb 2021, 12:13 p.m.

The largest single cell study to date of the childhood cancer, neuroblastoma, has answered important questions about the genesis of the disease. Researchers from Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborat…

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