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DNA 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

Genetics and genomics on screen

As many people slow down for a festive break, Dr Jonathan Roberts considers presentations of genomics in five popular films

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Health Professionals making comments about genomics

A week to champion genomics in healthcare

This June, the GEP's popular annual week of action returns to address key themes for nurses, midwives and health visitors
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Framework for communicating genomic results: reviewers sought

We are inviting feedback on a new competency framework that outlines the key elements required for healthcare professionals to communicate genomic germline test results
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Let’s talk about……. Genomic Testing

Discussing genomic testing with patients can pose many challenges, but our new film series will help you learn tips and techniques from the experts
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Genomics awareness survey: the results…

Your answers to our survey, conducted this summer, will inform…
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Genomics 101: Discover the role of genomics in healthcare

Curious about genomics but not sure where to start? Try our collection of free, short introductory online courses
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Twitterchat: What role does popular culture play in healthcare?

During this chat we would like to explore some of the common themes, myths and misconceptions perpetuated by popular culture around genetics and genomics 
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Learn how whole genome sequencing is transforming healthcare

Join us as we explore how this revolutionary genomic test is used to benefit patients, including in the current fight against Covid-19

New introductory Genomics 101 courses launched

Learn about the fundamentals of genomics and its impact on healthcare in our collection of introductory courses

New genomics and counselling skills course

Funded learning opportunities are available for nurses on this new introductory online course

New 'Genomics in Medical Specialties' resources launched

Information for neurology, clinical genetics and gastroenterology has been added to our collection of resources for specialists