Blog articles


Rapid genomic test helps prevent newborn hearing loss

We look at how rapid pharmacogenomic testing is helping save the hearing – and lives – of newborn babies
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Polygenic scores and PGT: a problematic pairing

We explore a new type of test hitting the headlines and ask whether it could ever be approved for UK clinics

Mystery variant doubles Covid-19 severity

But how was it found, and could it help open up new avenues for treatment?

Polygenic score pilot for heart disease begins

NHS launches innovative genomic testing project that could help revolutionise heart disease identification and prevention

Diagnosing mitochondrial conditions: a WGS breakthrough

Mitochondrial conditions can be difficult to diagnose – but why, and how can genomic technology help?
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Polycystic kidney disease and genomic testing

We explore genomics’ role in the cause, diagnosis and treatment of a complex kidney condition

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

New educational genomics game now available

Discover an exciting card game that challenges healthcare professionals to describe genomics-related terms in jargon-free language
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A new framework for developing the workforce

A new unified approach to identify workforce development needs, aligned to patient pathways across the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, is being piloted
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Genomics in Routine Care webinars now available on demand

Hear from health leaders in three webinars exploring genomics in nursing, midwifery and health visiting, now available to view online
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New genomics resources for health visitors

A series of iterative documents is now available to develop health visitors’ knowledge and understanding of genomics