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Casgevy – how it works

In this week’s article, we revisit Casgevy and explore its utility and application in healthcare
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Casgevy – the first CRISPR therapy

The UK has approved a new type of gene therapy for the blood disorders sickle cell disease and beta-thalassaemia, a world-first using CRISPR technology
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Mainstreaming whole genome sequencing: where are we now?

Genomic testing capabilities are advancing in affordability and accessibility by the day. But what is the current trajectory of whole genome sequencing in healthcare?
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How has whole genome sequencing transformed the investigation of rare disease?

The way in which rare diseases are investigated has been opened up by whole genome sequencing. We look at its impact on both clinicians and patients

First results returned from NHS cancer blood test 

Two in three patients with suspected cancer symptoms could receive an early diagnosis from a new blood test
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Hidden genomics in health visiting

In this feature article for the 2023 #GenomicsConversation week, we explore the vital role that health visitors play in unlocking the potential of genomics for patients
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Experts through experience: Arti’s story

In today’s #GenomicsConversation blog post, we share Arti’s story of pursuing genomic testing and finding answers about her condition
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Experts through experience: Jo’s story

As part of this year’s #GenomicsConversation, patient advocate Jo shares her breast cancer journey, which began before the NHS Genomic Medicine Service was set up
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Experts through experience: Dave’s story

As part of this year’s #GenomicsConversation, we spoke to 100,000 Genomes Project participant Dave about his first-hand experiences of genomic testing in the NHS
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Experts through experience: Becky’s story

Today, as part of our #GenomicsConversation week, we hear from Becky about her daughter’s complex condition, which remains undiagnosed even after genomic testing
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The professional view: Kate’s story

As part of #GenomicsConversation week, Professor Kate Tatton-Brown shares her personal experience of the genomic testing process and how it feels for a health professional to be a patient
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Pharmacogenomics: The future of preventing adverse drug reactions

In the second part of our pharmacogenomics blog series, we look at how new research could lead to a more effective application of drugs