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Communicating genetic information

Glen Brice, Senior Genetic Counsellor, tells us about his experience of communicating genetic information to patients. Increasingly, genetic tests are being undertaken outside of the speciality of clinical genetics, in …

Communicating risk

If you had to guess, how many people would you say buy a ticket for the UK’s National Lottery each week? Go on, guess. The actual figure is over 32 …

Introduction to ethical principles

“The four principles should … be thought of as four moral nucleotides that constitute the moral DNA – capable alone or in combination, of explaining and justifying all the substantive …

Mr and Mrs Peterson

In this video, Mr and Mrs Peterson receive her genetic test results and discuss the clinical management as a result of this genetic information. Please note: Mr and Mrs Peterson …

Pulling it all together: Week 4

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

100 000 Genomes Project

The 100 000 Genomes Project was launched by David Cameron in late 2012 as a legacy endeavour to shape the future NHS and integrate genomic technologies into everyday clinical practice. …

Personalised medicine in cancer

The personalisation of medicine could bring huge benefits, especially for cancer patients. It could allow earlier diagnosis of a disease or even identifying those at risk of disease, enabling more …

OMICS

Omics is a new term that has emerged to describe the field of large-scale data-rich biology. Members of this new group are recognised by the suffix “ome” and include the …

Gene therapy

Gene therapy is a term used to describe the delivery of nucleic acid polymers (either DNA or RNA) into a patient’s cells as a drug to treat disease, including the …

Did you know?

Our resident scientist tells you his favourite genomics facts.

An introduction to pharmacogenomics

We know that people respond differently to medicines. While most people respond well and gain the intended effects, others do not benefit. Similarly, all drugs have side effects, but some …

What is personalised medicine?

What is personalised medicine? No doubt when you interact with your patients, you tailor their management to them as individuals. You prescribe a once rather than twice-daily antibiotic for a …

Genomic technologies in infectious diseases

Genomics and next generation sequencing has already lead to a revolution in infectious diseases and promises to continue this trend as the technologies improve, get cheaper and become a ubiquitous …

Genomic technologies in primary care

Dr Imran Rafi, GP and Senior Lecturer in Primary Care Education discusses the use of genomic technologies in primary care. Talking point What do you think are the main ways …

Genomic technologies in cardiac medicine

Dr Tessa Homfray, Consultant in Clinical Genetics, discusses how genomic technologies have transformed the diagnosis of inherited cardiac disease, how they are transforming available treatment options and the increasing use …