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Whole genome sequencing: Seven uses in health and research

In part two of our blog series, we look at the many UK initiatives that are taking advantage of the power and precision of whole genome sequencing

Whole genome sequencing for diagnosis of infants

In the first of a two-part series about whole genome sequencing, we look at how this technology is being used to diagnose newborns in the NHS

What's in a little variation?

Genomic variation is the root of many of our traits, including what we look like and our susceptibility to many diseases. But what is it?
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How has whole genome sequencing transformed the investigation of rare disease?

The way in which rare diseases are investigated has been opened up by whole genome sequencing. We look at its impact on both clinicians and patients

First results returned from NHS cancer blood test 

Two in three patients with suspected cancer symptoms could receive an early diagnosis from a new blood test
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Can you spot the hidden genomics?

We've put together eight short healthcare scenarios where genomics may play a part. See if you can work it out, and click to reveal if you're right
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Experts through experience: Arti’s story

In today’s #GenomicsConversation blog post, we share Arti’s story of pursuing genomic testing and finding answers about her condition
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Experts through experience: Jo’s story

As part of this year’s #GenomicsConversation, patient advocate Jo shares her breast cancer journey, which began before the NHS Genomic Medicine Service was set up
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Experts through experience: Dave’s story

As part of this year’s #GenomicsConversation, we spoke to 100,000 Genomes Project participant Dave about his first-hand experiences of genomic testing in the NHS

News articles

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New in GeNotes: Endocrinology is now live!

The flagship just-in-time resource adds another specialty to its offering with the launch of a brand-new endocrinology collection

GeNotes: Primary Care is now live!

The National Genomics Education programme continues to expand its flagship resource, GeNotes, with the launch of a brand-new primary care collection

Join our new solid tumour course evaluation team

Be one of the first to complete and review our new online course for clinicians unfamiliar with requesting genomic testing