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‘Broken’ care system for most vulnerable

Patients with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities are being let down by a “broken” care system, a report warns. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says it knows of at least 62 adults and children that have been living in segregation in mental health hospitals for long periods of time. Health Secretary Matt Hancock,… Read More »

Machine-learning algorithm predicts how cells repair broken DNA

The human genome has its own proofreaders and editors, and their handiwork is not as haphazard as once thought. When DNA’s double helix is broken after damage from, say, exposure to X-rays, molecular machines perform a kind of genetic “auto-correction” to put the genome back together — but those repairs are often imperfect. Just as… Read More »