Blog articles


Newborn screening: time to expand the list?

Genetic Alliance UK’s newborn screening patient charter sets out why the UK should extend its programme - and establish a pilot for genome sequencing at birth

Understanding pleiotropy

We explore one of the many phenomena that show genomics to be far more complex than the ‘one gene per characteristic’ rule

Meet the mitochondria

You’ve heard of the genome – our complete set of DNA – but do you know about mitochondrial DNA and its relevance to health?

Pharmacogenomics: mechanisms of action

We know that different people react differently to drugs. But how does this actually happen? And where does genomics come in?

Pharmacogenomics: three challenges to the NHS

Last week we explored the promise of pharmacogenomics in the health service, but there are good reasons why it will take time to implement

News articles


New competency framework for genomic testing

The GEP has developed a cross-professional framework to support…

Genomes, whole genome sequencing and the genomics team

Three new introductory films explore why we want to know about genomes, how whole genome sequencing is used in key areas, and who makes up the genomics team

New journal article and films highlight progress in genomics

The power and pitfalls of applying genomics in clinical genetics today are explored in a newly published piece in Clinical Medicine journal

New guidance for clinicians on the ethics of genomic testing

Fully revised guide offers clinicians practical advice around consent and confidentiality when supporting patients through genomic testing

Events


Everything you wanted to know about genomics but were afraid to ask

Progress Educational Trust, in partnership with the GEP, is hosting a public discussion event about genomics at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester