Genomics in Medical Specialties

Now more than ever, genomics is applicable across all areas of medicine and healthcare. Improved technologies, increased understanding of genomic data, and the increased availability and affordability of testing have resulted in changes to the way in which patients and their families are treated and cared for. As genomics becomes embedded into routine care, consultants and nurses in each specialty, as well as the specialist genetics workforce, need to have an understanding of the application of genomics in their practice.

Our Genomics in Medical Specialties series has been developed in collaboration with champions of genomics from a range of disciplines to provide key facts and useful information.

Explore our information and films, 'Genomics in Cardiology’, 'Genomics in Pathology' and 'Genomics in Primary Care' below. Information for other areas will be coming soon.

Hear from Dr James Ware, Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and Consultant Cardiologist at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust, about the latest advances in genomics in cardiology.

Professor Clare Turnbull of Genomics England and the Institute of Cancer Research, and Dr Ellen Copson, consultant medical oncologist in Southampton, explain the latest genomic developments oncology.

Dr Graeme Black of Manchester Royal Eye Hospital explains the relevance of genomics to rare eye conditions seen by all ophthalmologists, and its increasing importance in the treatment and management of patients and families.

Dr Jane Moorhead, Consultant Clinical Scientist in Histopathology at Kings College Hospital, and Professor Louise Jones, Consultant Pathologist at Barts Health NHS Trust and Professor of Pathology at Barts Cancer Institute, explain the latest developments in pathology and cancer treatment.

Dr Jude Hayward, GP with a special interest in genetics and genomics, explains the importance of genomics in primary care and the role that primary care practitioners play in the delivery of personalised medicine.