This film documents a conversation between Sandy Starr (deputy director of the Progress Educational Trust) and Simon Wilde (engagement director at Genomics England) about a new report on whole genome sequencing and newborn screening.
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The main themes of the conversation are as follows.
Currently, only nine conditions are screened for in the UK, which is fewer than many other high-income countries. Although many patient groups advocate for new conditions to be added to the list, this has not happened...
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...
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