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NHS launches sight-saving NIPT test

A new genomic test can identify babies at risk of a rare form of eye cancer with almost 100% accuracy

Rapid genomic test helps prevent newborn hearing loss

We look at how rapid pharmacogenomic testing is helping save the hearing – and lives – of newborn babies

NHS launches sequencing pilot for glioblastoma

A new programme is bringing genomics-based personalised treatment to brain cancer patients for the first time
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Polygenic scores and PGT: a problematic pairing

We explore a new type of test hitting the headlines and ask whether it could ever be approved for UK clinics
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Covid-19 update: ‘problem’ variants found

New research shows that certain gene variants could be drivers for life-threatening Covid-19 illness

Implementing genomics across the UK

We explore a new paper that sets out the UK’s genomics healthcare plan for the next three years

Personalised prescribing report: five things we learned

We share some key highlights from this week’s landmark pharmacogenomics report
Lists of genomic bases: A, T, G and C

Repeat after me: what are repeat expansion disorders?

We learn how repeating sequences in our DNA can impact on health and how genome sequencing can make a diagnostic difference

Genomics Beyond Health: a new report

We step away from the healthcare sector this week to look at the bigger genomics picture

Polygenic score pilot for heart disease begins

NHS launches innovative genomic testing project that could help revolutionise heart disease identification and prevention

Cancer vs the immune system

This week, we explore the ways cancer cells can evade our bodies’ defences and how we can fight back
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Flash forward: genomics in 2022

In our second end-of-year roundup, we look ahead to three areas of genomics likely to spark discussion in the coming year