Blog articles


NHS launches sequencing pilot for glioblastoma

A new programme is bringing genomics-based personalised treatment to brain cancer patients for the first time
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
Render of a DNA helix and Planet Earth

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
Visualisation of a genome sequence as a tunnel

Looking back: genomics in 2021

As we approach the end of 2021, we look back on the key developments in genomics and their impact on healthcare and society

100,000 Genomes Project 2021 update: rare disease

How has rare disease diagnosis and treatment improved in light of data gathered from the 100,000 Genomes Project? Find out in the second part of our series…
Interpretation of genomic data surrounded by circular screens

100,000 Genomes Project 2021 update: cancer

In the first instalment of a two-part series, we look at how the 100,000 Genomes Project continues to impact cancer care

Diagnosing mitochondrial conditions: a WGS breakthrough

Mitochondrial conditions can be difficult to diagnose – but why, and how can genomic technology help?
3D render of a chain of molecule

Reading DNA - where to start?

This week, we learn all about directionality in DNA and why it matters

World-first study shows WGS improves diagnostic journey

Impressive results make the case for the adoption of whole genome sequencing as "the genetic test of choice for rare disease patients"

News articles


Master’s in Genomic Medicine: 2022/23 funding opens

The funding application process is now live for Master’s-level CPPD modules and qualifications in genomics at partner universities

Taking action on Rare Disease Day 2022

The Genomics Education Programme releases new awareness-raising resources and supports the launch of a new action plan for rare disease in England
Kate Tatton-Brown

GEP welcomes new clinical director

Professor Kate Tatton-Brown takes leading role in HEE’s genomics programme