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Who’s who? Course team leaders

Meet your lead educators for The Genomics Era: The Future of Genetics in Healthcare! The educators won’t be able to join the discussions themselves or respond to individual comments, but …

CRISPR-Cas9 and genome editing

A new technique to alter the genome is revolutionising cell biology. Described by Zoe Corbyn in the Guardian as “a pair of molecular scissors guided by a satnav”1, the CRISPR-Cas9 …

News & views

This step aims to track and showcase genomics in the news and its diverse applications across healthcare. However, none of us can have failed to notice that recent news has …

What next?

This course could be just the beginning of your genomics education! The Genomics Era forms part of the Genomics in Healthcare program, along with the two postgraduate level courses Genomic …

Pulling it all together: Week 5

In this week’s final video, we will go over and summarise what we have learnt. We have also included a PDF synopsis of the video in the downloads section below. …

Mr and Mrs Peterson

Mr and Mrs Peterson attend the genetics clinic to discuss their reproductive options. Please note: Mr and Mrs Peterson are fictional characters invented for teaching purposes, and these clinical scenarios …

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing

Say you were interested in how your genome affected your risk of particular conditions; Or you were looking into your ancestry and wanted to see if you could get in …

Prenatal diagnosis: What is the law?

The Law surrounding termination for fetal abnormalities The UK laws on abortion developed, essentially, to protect doctors from prosecution under the Offences Against The Person Act 1861 and the Infant …

Is the slope slippery?

“We are all on the slippery slope – the question we should be asking is: skis or crampons”.1 At the time of writing, the UK is set to become the …

The implications of direct-to-consumer testing

In this video, Professor Basky Thilaganathan, discusses his opinion of direct-to-consumer genetic testing in the prenatal setting. What arguments could be advanced in favour of DTC genetic testing?

Did you know?

Our resident scientist tells you his favourite genomics facts.

Responsibility in the genomic era

The concept of responsibility for health is highly controversial, but it is ever-present in the modern discourse about public health. No one can deny that individuals sometimes act in ways …

Sharing stories: Matthew

Matthew shares his experience of presymptomatic genetic testing for Huntington’s Disease, and the impact this has had on his life. Talking point In light of Matthew’s experiences, do you feel …

Discussion: Incidental findings

Professor Anneke Lucassen, Dr Carwyn Hooper and Professor Mike Parker, experts in clinical ethics, discuss the controversies surrounding incidental findings. The discussion is facilitated by Dr Shereen Tadros. Intrigued by …

Communicating genetic results

Communicating a genetic result also requires consideration of a number of factors: If a pathogenic mutation is identified, the impact on clinical management of the patient and family should be …