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Genomic medicine

Using genetic information to determine disease risk and predisposition, diagnosis, likely outcomes, and to help select and prioritise possible treatments.



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Book Review: How to Code a Human

18 September 2017 - by Mikey Lebrett

Genomics may herald a bright future - for those who understand it. But what about those who do not? Dr Kat Arney's new book 'How to Code a Human' is a beautiful example of how complicated genetic topics can be simplified and clarified to make them understandable and enjoyable for the least-scientific of readers.... [Read More]

What does consent mean for Generation Genome?

18 September 2017 - by Professor Becki Bennett

A public event held on 11 September 2017, Manchester by the Progress Educational Trust... [Read More]

Delivering the Genomic Dream across the NHS

17 July 2017 - by Professor Sue Hill

The Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report Generation Genome provides a comprehensive and considered focus on the potential of genomic technologies – coupled with clinical and phenotypic data – to transform the lives of patients... [Read More]

Generation Genome - sequencing is future for NHS, says report

10 July 2017 - by Jennifer Willows

The Chief Medical Officer of England's annual report has recommended that personalised medicine approaches be adopted widely within the NHS.

What next for genomics? Providing answers, changing lives, transforming the NHS

10 July 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown

A packed public event, produced by the Progress Educational Trust in partnership with Genomics England, saw the Chief Medical Officer for England launch her report 'Generation Genome'... [Read More]

Canada passes genetic non-discrimination bill

13 March 2017 - by Rebecca Carr

A bill outlawing genetic discrimination has been passed by Canada's House of Commons, adding genetic characteristics as a protected ground under their Human Rights Act... [Read More]

Ethics report on non-invasive prenatal testing raises questions of its own

06 March 2017 - by Nick Meade

The Nuffield Council of Bioethics' new report on non-invasive prenatal testing is unnecessarily negative and encroaches on women's reproductive choices... [Read More]

Sickle cell reversed with gene therapy in teenager

06 March 2017 - by Ayala Ochert

A teenage boy in France appears to have been cured of sickle cell disease using a gene therapy. He has been free of all signs of the disease for 15 months... [Read More]

Stress could trigger heart disease linked to mutation

28 November 2016 - by Dr Özge Özkaya

Gene variants coding for the muscle protein titin cause enlarged hearts in healthy individuals, and stress may trigger carriers to develop heart disease, according to a study... [Read More]

Rare mutation may protect against heart disease

23 May 2016 - by Rachel Reeves

A rare genetic mutation reduces the risk of having a heart attack by one-third, a study has found... [Read More]

Genetics company launches huge open-access database

14 March 2016 - by Isobel Steer

Genetic-testing company Ambry Genetics has launched a huge database of cancer-patient genetics, freely available to the public... [Read More]

Genetic links to being a 'morning person', says 23andMe study

08 February 2016 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz

Scientists have used data from personal genomics company 23andMe to identify a set of genes that are linked to being a 'morning person'... [Read More]

CRISPR corrects mutation that causes blindness

01 February 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra

Researchers have used the CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technique to correct a genetic mutation that causes blindness... [Read More]

100,000 Genomes Project diagnoses children with rare diseases

18 January 2016 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

Two girls have become the first children to be diagnosed with rare genetic conditions through the 100,000 Genomes Project – the NHS DNA-sequencing initiative... [Read More]

Gene influences ability to quit smoking

07 December 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos

A gene involved in the brain's reward system has been found to affect people's ability to quit smoking, according to a new study... [Read More]

Biotech company Editas to begin human gene editing in 2017

16 November 2015 - by Ari Haque

A US biotechnology start-up co-founded by two pioneers of CRISPR technology intends to begin gene editing in humans as part of an experimental treatment to target a rare genetic eye disorder... [Read More]

Geneticists recognised with $3m Breakthrough Prizes

16 November 2015 - by Hannah Somers

Three geneticists have been awarded $3 million prizes for their contributions to the field of life sciences... [Read More]

23andMe to relaunch consumer genetic tests in the US

22 October 2015 - by Julianna Photopoulos

Genetic testing company 23andMe is relaunching its direct-to-consumer genetic tests in the USA, after receiving approval from the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]

Book Review: The Genealogy of a Gene - Patents, HIV/AIDS and Race

19 October 2015 - by Darius Khalid

This book is an impressive examination of the CCR5 gene, which provides a carefully detailed interdisciplinary understanding involving biochemistry, genetics and biotechnology, as well as the historical and contemporary aspects of patenting and intellectual property laws... [Read More]

Video Review: Talking Biopolitics - A Conversation with George Annas and Lisa Ikemoto

12 October 2015 - by Dr Rebecca Dimond

Genomic medicine has advanced rapidly in recent years and, with our increasing capacity to collect and store genetic information, it holds not only great promise but also pitfalls, for individuals and communities. This was the topic under discussion in a live video conversation on 7 October, organised by the Center for Genetics and Society... [Read More]

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CROSSING FRONTIERS

Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

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London
8 December 2017

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Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Jacques Cohen

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Andy Greenfield

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross


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