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National Genomic Healthcare Strategy: a view from Genomics England
19 October 2020 - by Dr Richard Scott
Genomics is revolutionising the way we think about healthcare. This is perhaps a bold statement to quote from the National Genomics Healthcare Strategy but one I am fully invested in... [Read More]
New National Genomic Healthcare Strategy, Genome UK: does it go far enough?
19 October 2020 - by Louisa Ghevaert
The UK Government recently published a new genomic healthcare strategy. In doing so, it envisages creating the most advanced genomic healthcare system in the world and ensuring the UK remains a global leader in genetics and genomics... [Read More]
FILM: Known Unknowns - The Pros, Cons and Consequences of Known Donation
19 October 2020 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the recent growth of 'known donor' arrangements in sperm donation and egg donation... [Read More]
Developmental disorders linked to 28 newly associated genes
19 October 2020 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
285 genes have been identified as being causally implicated in developmental disorders, 28 of which have never previously been linked with such conditions... [Read More]
COVID-19 leads to more women freezing their eggs
19 October 2020 - by Sarah Gregory
The number of women considering freezing their eggs has increased, and it may be due to the COVID-19 pandemic… [Read More]
Inflammation and specific gene mutations implicated in Parkinson's disease
19 October 2020 - by Dr Rosie Morley
A link between inflammation and specific genetic mutations in Parkinson's patients has been established according to a new study... [Read More]
Campaign to register stem cell donors saves baby
19 October 2020 - by Martha Roberts
A critically ill one-year-old child has found a matching stem cell donor after his family started a public campaign urging people to sign up to the UK stem cell register... [Read More]
Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative aims to achieve continent-wide disease surveillance
19 October 2020 - by Bethany Muller
$100 million has been invested into the launch of Africa Pathogen Genomics Initiative through the Africa Centres for Disease Control and the African Union Commission... [Read More]
Amy Coney Barrett may threaten access to IVF if appointed to the US Supreme Court
19 October 2020 - by Michaela Chen
The presumed appointment of Federal Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court has caused concern among the IVF and fertility communities... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Some Families – We're both the other daddy
19 October 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Surrogacy has given queer couples the opportunity to have a biological child, expanding ideas about the paths to parenthood... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists – Deafness gene identified
19 October 2020 - by Eleanor Mackle
After a mere 22 years of study, researchers in the Netherlands have finally pinpointed the genetic cause behind one type of hearing loss. This sounds potentially ground-breaking, so I was excited to learn more about the story in the 'Deafness Gene Identified' podcast, by The Naked Scientists... [Read More]

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