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DTC testing: time to step in?

As DTC testing becomes more accessible and popular than ever, we ask whether more regulatory work could – and should – be done 

Day in the life: genetic diabetes nurse

As part of our #GenomicsConversation week, Anita Murphy talks about how a patient’s genetic information can transform their diabetes care

Genome UK: the first steps in a grand plan

The UK wants to create the world's most advanced genomic healthcare system, with education and training a key component. Here’s what’s in store for 2021/22
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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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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