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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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‘New’ de novo variants linked to developmental disorders

How do gene variants affect our health? We look at a recent study that has newly identified 28 genes associated with developmental disorders
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Genomics first: identifying inflammatory disease

Scientists have discovered a new rare and deadly inflammatory disease in men, but how did genomics lead them to it?
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Genomics in practice: obstetrics and gynaecology

Dr Edward Morris explains the important role played by genomics in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology - and its impact on patient care

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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
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Genomics 101: Discover the role of genomics in healthcare

Curious about genomics but not sure where to start? Try our collection of free, short introductory online courses
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Learn how whole genome sequencing is transforming healthcare

Join us as we explore how this revolutionary genomic test is used to benefit patients, including in the current fight against Covid-19