Updates on key developments in genomics

Reducing stroke risk with a genetic test

NHS Tayside introduces UK's first routine genetic test for stroke patients, estimated to bring improved outcomes to thousands of patients each year
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Bowel cancer: What role do our genes play?

We examine two genetically inherited syndromes that increase our risk of colorectal cancer

'Transformational' cardiomyopathy treatment receives funding

We explore a recently funded heart muscle disease project that will use RNA therapy and gene editing in tandem

Under the radar: Exploring clonal haematopoiesis

We investigate genomics’ role in the prevalence of CH and the difference early diagnosis could make
Genomics in Primary Care

Bringing whole genome sequencing to primary care

We explore how first-contact care and genomic testing could align, and the pivotal part this combination could play in the future

Mendel: Influence and inheritance

We celebrate the father of genetics’ 200th birthday and explore the ways his influence still extends through to us today

PPP rare diseases report: Five things we learned

We round up the key genomics points from the latest Public Policy Projects report

Detecting cancer predisposition: Finding the balance

This week, we weigh up the potential advantages and challenges of wider genomic testing for identifying cancer

Endometriosis and ovarian cancer: A genetic link

A new study aims to unravel the genomic connection between these two different health conditions 

Genomics in midwifery: A changing landscape

We explore genomics’ real-world application and potential in a conversation with national midwifery lead for NHSE/I, Donna Kirwan

The Genomics Conversation: What matters to patients

The GEP recently met with patients and their relatives to talk about their experiences of genomic testing and the key insights they want healthcare professionals to know

Why learn about genomics?

Our clinical director provides an insight into how genomic technologies have developed and the increasingly crucial role of education and training

Diabetes, the pancreas and the liver

We know that the liver and pancreas can contribute to diabetes, but how significant is their role and what part does genomics play?
Adult holding baby's hand in hospital

NICE approves world-first MLD therapy

We explore a new gene therapy for a rare, fatal condition that affects young children
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Lupus and the genome

A groundbreaking study has shed light on how some people may inherit autoimmune conditions
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Understanding Alzheimer's

Modern advances in genomics are revealing new links between many of our genes and the chance of developing the condition

Inversions explained

We dive into inversions, how they impact on health and what new research has revealed about their role in the genome
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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