https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/DNA-family-secrets.jpg 450 1350 Ben Armstrong /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Ben Armstrong2021-04-01 12:01:412021-04-01 12:32:58DNA Family Secrets: the science behind the show
Now the BBC series has wrapped up, we revisit some genomics talking points and think about what may have been left out by the producers and why
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NHS England has made a deal on a new, life-saving treatment for the most severe form of the condition
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Promising new cancer treatments are emerging, but how does genomics help us identify the patients who need them?
https://www.genomicseducation.hee.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Baby-DNA-1350x850.jpg 450 1350 Ben Armstrong /wp-content/uploads/2018/06/gep-white-logo-sm-v2.png Ben Armstrong2021-01-19 16:33:062021-03-10 14:28:22Prenatal genomics - an overview
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?