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The Changing Face of Newborn Screening

When a child is born, they typically undergo routine screening to check that they are healthy. In most countries, this […]

The State Of: Newborn Sequencing

Newborn sequencing has been a hot topic in the news in recent years. From Guinness World Records to large-scale screening […]

Healthy newborns offered whole genome sequencing to screen treatable rare genetic disorders

Genomics England have partnered with the NHS  to implement the Newborn Genomes Programme. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) will be used […]

Newborn genomic sequencing has no negative effect on families

A new study, published today in JAMA Pediatrics, has investigated the impact of newborn genomic sequencing (nGS) on parents. Their […]

Should the UK sequence every newborn’s genome?

Technological advances have driven the expansion of newborn screening programs over the last two decades. Now, plans are in place […]

World of Genomics: Canada

Article first published by Shannon Gunn, August 2021. Updated by Lyndsey Fletcher, May 2024. With thanks to Rob Annan and […]

World of Genomics: The Philippines

In this week’s World of Genomics, we explore the Philippines, an archipelago in Southeast Asia famous for its stunning natural […]

World of Genomics: Belgium

Original article written by Anjum Aktar, November 2022. Updated by Aleisha Collins, January 2024. Nestled in the heart of Europe, […]

World of Genomics: South Africa

Original article written by Poppy-Jayne Morgan, July 2022. Updated by Aleisha Collins, January 2024. In this instalment of World of […]

World of Genomics: Sri Lanka

Article written by Bethany Hanson, Science Communications Writer. From ancient Buddhist scriptures detailing selective breeding of seeds, to the oldest […]