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Our genomic future

Three experts consider the direction of travel for genomics — and the projects that will help us get there

New bowel cancer screening launches for Lynch syndrome patients

Thousands of people in England at risk of bowel cancer will benefit from world-first preventative programme
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Hereditary angioedema gene therapy hope

A CRISPR-based genome therapy has shown promising results for patients with a rare genetic swelling disorder
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Whole genome sequencing – personalising cancer care

We explore how data from the 100,000 Genomes Project is still being used to great effect in cancer prevention and treatment

How the NHS will embed genomics into pharmacy practice

We take a closer look at the new three-year strategic framework for integrating genomic medicine into pharmacy education and training

News articles

Watch new ‘perspectives’ film series online

Patients present three different stories of the power, potential and pitfalls of genomic testing

Rare Disease Day 2024

Educating the NHS workforce about the role of genomics in rare disease is a priority for the NHS England Genomics Education Programme

Genomic testing course runs again for Rare Disease Day 2024

Engage with expert mentors and fellow learners in the latest run of the Genomics Education Programme’s online course


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Galactic Genomes: Exploring the Universe of Rare Diseases

A day of talks from leading rare disease researchers, patients and organisations, and featuring a research poster presentations. Lunch and refreshments provided.
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The Unusual Suspects: Rare disease in everyday medicine

Medics4RareDiseases (M4RD) is proud and excited to announce details for its 11th annual symposium; The Unusual Suspects 2024: Rare Diseases in Everyday Medicine
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First, do no harm: Expert reflections on a rare bone disease

Medics4RareDiseases and FOP Friends, in collaboration with the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, are hosting an evening reception on 13 February, for healthcare professionals