Blog articles


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Hereditary angioedema gene therapy hope

A CRISPR-based genome therapy has shown promising results for patients with a rare genetic swelling disorder
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Metagenomic testing for diagnosis and surveillance – two birds, one stone

A new approach for faster diagnosis of respiratory infections could also help monitor potential outbreaks of bacterial or viral diseases
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Whole genome sequencing – personalising cancer care

We explore how data from the 100,000 Genomes Project is still being used to great effect in cancer prevention and treatment

NICE recommendations broaden patient access to cancer drug olaparib

The use of the targeted therapy has been expanded to include certain types of breast, prostate, ovarian, fallopian tube and primary peritoneal cancers

How the NHS will embed genomics into pharmacy practice

We take a closer look at the new three-year strategic framework for integrating genomic medicine into pharmacy education and training
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Clinical trials show promise for first ‘gene silencing’ treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

A new RNA-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease that's in clinical trial phase could be the first of its kind to use ‘gene silencing’ for the condition

World-first gene therapy trial for Hunter syndrome opens

We explore a new treatment that aims to cross the blood-brain barrier for the first time in Hunter syndrome
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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

News articles


Watch new ‘perspectives’ film series online

Patients present three different stories of the power, potential and pitfalls of genomic testing

New framework for upskilling the pharmacy workforce in genomics

The National Genomics Education programme has developed a strategic framework with a three-year approach to integrating genomic medicine into pharmacy education and training

Events


NHS Genomics Healthcare Summit

The 2024 NHS Genomics Healthcare Summit is taking place on Tuesday 12 December in London.