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What role can genomics play before a baby is born? We break down the screening and testing options available now – from traditional methods to new technologies
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What do we know about the new strain of coronavirus sweeping across the UK? And how did genomics help us get there?
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In the second part of our review of the year’s genomic highlights, we look at the breakthroughs that are helping patients with rare disease and cancer
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In the first of two articles reflecting on this year, we look at how genomics became central to tackling an unprecedented global pandemic
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UCL Genetics Institute honorary professor and psychiatrist David Curtis explains the challenge of understanding mental illnesses like schizophrenia, and how recent advances in genomics could have a real impact on clinical practice
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The government has set out its vision for how the UK will harness the power and potential of genomics for the benefit of patients. Here are the top highlights
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Could genome sequencing replace the blood spot test? We review the potential benefits and drawbacks of a more direct approach to screening
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Mitochondrial diseases are overwhelmingly genetic in origin, so why are gene therapies so difficult to develop? We take a deep dive to find out more.
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Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis can provide vital information about a pregnancy, but when should the technique be used, and how does it differ from NIPT?
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Clinical scientist Dr Julia Baptista explains what – and who – is involved when the NHS sequences the DNA from all an individual’s 20,000 protein-coding genes
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Guest author Professor Frances Flinter explains 10 of the most important considerations for professionals and patients
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In her latest book Lisa Mullan explains the genetic basis of sickle cell disease in an entertaining way for older children and adults