Blog articles


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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

What is NIPD?

Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis can provide vital information about a pregnancy, but when should the technique be used, and how does it differ from NIPT?

Genomics in 2018: 3 key predictions

We asked three wise men and women to tell us what they think 2018 will bring for genomics in healthcare

What is NIPT?

Non-invasive prenatal testing will be rolled out in the NHS next year. But how does it work? And what are the benefits?

A genomic tool for better antenatal care

New report from maternity care trial puts focus on potential implementation of prenatal testing into the NHS

Circulating cell free DNA in pregnancy and cancer

Improved understanding of plasma DNA is opening up new possibilities for non-invasive testing and diagnosis

The role of genomics in assisted reproduction

As medical understanding of genetic variation increases, genomic technologies are providing hope for assisted reproduction

Detecting Down syndrome with genomics

A major US study has shown that non-invasive prenatal testing performs better than invasive methods, but what about the UK?

Making sense of mitochondrial disease

Updated: The UK has approved new techniques to fix problems in mitochondrial DNA. Here's how 'three-person IVF' will work

News articles


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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

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