Updates on key developments in genomics

Meet the mitochondria

You’ve heard of the genome – our complete set of DNA – but do you know about mitochondrial DNA and its relevance to health?

Pharmacogenomics: mechanisms of action

We know that different people react differently to drugs. But how does this actually happen? And where does genomics come in?

Pharmacogenomics: three challenges to the NHS

Last week we explored the promise of pharmacogenomics in the health service, but there are good reasons why it will take time to implement

Family matters: Top tips for drawing a genetic pedigree

Genetic counsellor Megan Roberts shares her dos, don’ts and top tips for health professionals taking and drawing a patient’s family history
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Pharmacogenomics: a new normal for the NHS?

The analysis of the genomic determinants of drug response is a hot topic in healthcare and was the focus for a workshop last month

Four types of genomic testing explained

In the age of genomics, it can be difficult to understand the ins and outs of different types of testing; here we break down four of the most common 

Building your profile as a genomics champion

Are you looking to amplify your voice online? Following a special event for Faculty members, we've compiled all the key points and top tips
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Pancreatic cancer and genomics

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive kinds, but new genomics research offers hope for more effective, targeted treatment for patients 

Genomics and antimicrobial resistance

Already put to use in the worldwide search for new antimicrobial agents, genomics can also contribute to better targeted treatment 

Patient perspectives: the art of good communication

In the second article covering our recent patient panel event, we consider the issue that both panellists and audience members agreed was most important

Patient perspectives: managing expectations

Following our insightful patient panel event on 6th March, we explore the importance of preparing for the highs, and lows, of genomic testing

Infectious diseases and the race to diagnosis

Researchers are exploring new techniques to tackle serious infectious diseases, and contain an outbreak before it becomes an epidemic

Hereditary haemochromatosis a 'stealth disease’

Recent genomic research has shed new light on the condition, previously thought to be low risk, prompting a review of screening regulation 

Probability, chance and genetic inheritance

When it comes to genetic inheritance from parent to offspring, there isn’t a guaranteed outcome. But there are ways to assess the possible outcomes

Counselling the code: genomic testing and insurance

Genetic counsellor Megan Rogers looks at the new Code on Genetic Testing and Insurance and what it means for patients and counsellors

HIV and the genome

Genome editing has not been without controversies, but some studies suggest it may hold the cure for patients living with HIV

Let’s talk about (biological) sex

Sex as a biological variable has not always been factored in to medical research and practice. Will that change in the era of precision medicine?

Genomics and acute myeloid leukaemia

Aggressive and complex, AML often proves a challenge for clinicians, but genomic analysis is helping in the search for targeted treatments

All I want for Christmas is... a family history

At a time of year when many of us will be getting together with relatives, we explore the value of talking about your family's health

Genomics, the land, and the promise of new drugs

Despite its proven value, scientists and researchers are yet to harness the full medical potential of the soil. Is genomics the key?
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Birth of world’s first gene-edited babies sparks outcry

Why is the procedure so controversial, what are the risks, and could it ever happen in the UK? We take a look at the key issues