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Genomics overturns understanding of PCOS

It is now understood that men can be affected by the condition, so what does this mean for treatment?
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NHS launches new polygenic scores trial for heart disease

A new approach in personalised medicine aims to use genomics to improve risk prediction for cardiovascular disease
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Towards genomic equity

To advance genomics in healthcare, we must consider both the data we collect and who we collect it from. Here, bioinformatician Nana E. Mensah explains why
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Genomic test supports next-generation cancer drugs

Promising new cancer treatments are emerging, but how does genomics help us identify the patients who need them?

NHS to trial new multi-cancer blood test

More than 50 different types of cancer can be detected by the new test, but how will it work?
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Filling the gaps: sequencing a chromosome

A human chromosome has been sequenced in its entirety for the first time, but why is this breakthrough important for the future of our reference genome?
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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
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Richter’s syndrome study published

A new study by GEP fellow Niamh Appleby has found potential pathways and targets for the treatment of Richter’s syndrome – an aggressive form of adult leukaemia
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First polygenic cause found for neonatal diabetes

A new study has found the first ever polygenic cause for diabetes in children younger than six months of age

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Master’s in Genomic Medicine: 2021/22 funding opens

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