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Clinical trials show promise for first ‘gene silencing’ treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

A new RNA-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease that's in clinical trial phase could be the first of its kind to use ‘gene silencing’ for the condition

Polygenic risk scores and DTC testing: a problematic pairing?

We explore polygenic risk scores and why their application in at-home genomic testing has been brought into question
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The key principles behind newborn genome screening

The Generation Study will explore the benefits and challenges of sequencing the genomes of 100,000 newborn babies
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Genomics England to launch the Generation Study

This winter sees the start of the Generation Study, which will explore the benefits and challenges of sequencing the genomes of 100,000 newborns
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Sequencing the Y chromosome - five things we now know

After years of research, a fully annotated sequence of the human Y chromosome has been published. We celebrate this breakthrough with a few key facts
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Hidden genomics in health visiting

In this feature article for the 2023 #GenomicsConversation week, we explore the vital role that health visitors play in unlocking the potential of genomics for patients
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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
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Experts through experience: Becky’s story

Today, as part of our #GenomicsConversation week, we hear from Becky about her daughter’s complex condition, which remains undiagnosed even after genomic testing

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The #GenomicsConversation 2024 is coming!

Join us this June as we chart how genomics is becoming part of routine NHS care and meet the people who are making it happen