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New sex-specific genetic indicators found in Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have identified new variants in the MGMT gene that increase an individual’s chance of developing Alzheimer's disease, but only in women
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The mysterious rise of hepatitis: could genes be to blame?

An unexpected virus and genomic variant combination has been linked to a rise in hepatitis cases in children

Mendel: influence and inheritance

We celebrate the father of genetics’ 200th birthday and explore the ways his influence still extends through to us today
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Covid-19 'neanderthal' gene variants explained

In light of new research, we revisit the role our genome plays in the severity of Covid-19 symptoms
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NICE approves RNAi therapy for porphyria

This week, we look at the latest gene silencing treatment approved by NICE – this time for an acute form of porphyria

GEP fellow publishes RNA splicing study

Jamie Ellingford and his co-authors explore the potential of computational tools to help us learn more about the messages our genes create

News articles


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Master’s in Genomic Medicine: 2022/23 funding opens

The funding application process is now live for Master’s-level CPPD modules and qualifications in genomics at partner universities
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GeNotes featured in The Times

Our upcoming ‘just-in-time' educational resource hits the news on Rare Disease Day
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A new framework for developing the workforce

A new unified approach to identify workforce development needs, aligned to patient pathways across the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, is being piloted

Events


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Next Steps for genomics in the UK

This conference will discuss the next steps for genomics in the UK.

Royal College of Midwives Annual Conference 2022

The 2022 RCM annual conference is a UK-wide annual event for all midwives and professionals with an interest in maternity services.