Illustration of fetus and DNA helix

Prenatal 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

Genomics and the new Covid-19 variant

What do we know about the new strain of coronavirus sweeping across the UK? And how did genomics help us get there?

Key genomic technologies of 2020: Treatments old and new

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

Key genomic technologies of 2020: fighting Covid-19

In the first of two articles reflecting on this year, we look at how genomics became central to tackling an unprecedented global pandemic
genes and mental illness

Keeping genes in mind: genomics and mental illness

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

Genome UK: making the genomic dream a reality

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

Newborn screening: the pros and cons of genome sequencing

Could genome sequencing replace the blood spot test? We review the potential benefits and drawbacks of a more direct approach to screening

Mitochondrial disease: the genomics challenge

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.

What is NIPD?

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?

Rapid exome sequencing: a look inside the lab

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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10 things to consider when offering a genomic test

Guest author Professor Frances Flinter explains 10 of the most important considerations for professionals and patients

Book review: My DNA Diary: Sickle Cell Anaemia

In her latest book Lisa Mullan explains the genetic basis of sickle cell disease in an entertaining way for older children and adults