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Screening the healthy for monogenic variants

As the NHS moves towards a preventative healthcare strategy, will genomic screening for healthy people become more common?
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Parkinson's disease: understanding the cause

In light of new research, we explore the role genes and their products can play in the onset of Parkinson’s disease

NHS targets better diabetes care with genomic testing

New initiative aims to find thousands of people with a rare, inherited form of diabetes

Newborn screening: time for a genomic approach?

This week, we explore how genomics could help expand the newborn screening programme to test for many more genetic conditions
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Trial underway for hATTR therapy

The novel ‘one off’ treatment could change the lives of those living with the condition

Developmental disorder variants found in non-coding genome

This week, we explore new findings that link variants in the non-coding region of the genome to developmental disorders
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NHS to launch Innovative Medicines Fund

We look at an initiative that could change the lives of people with rare diseases by giving them access to cutting-edge treatments
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New platform to strengthen researcher-patient link

We explore how the platform will benefit its users and the steps in place to make sure it is ethical

SCID gene therapy trial publishes results

This week, we look at a significant breakthrough for the treatment of severe combined immunodeficiency
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DTC testing: time to step in?

As DTC testing becomes more accessible and popular than ever, we ask whether more regulatory work could – and should – be done 
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Start the conversation: genomics in health visiting

As part of this year's #GenomicsConversation week, we talk to Sally Shillaker about the vital role genomics plays in health visiting practice

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Funded course for nurses looking to build their genomic skills

Nurses keen to learn about genomics and counselling can apply…