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A Spotlight On: Genetic Counsellors and Adapting Services – Beth Coad, Principal Genetic Counsellor

Beth Coad is a Principal Genetic Counsellor at St George’s Hospital in London. She is also a part-time Honorary Clinical […]

Clinical and Genomic Profiles of Black Patients with Prostate Cancer

Written by Sharmin Begum, science writer  Black patients who were diagnosed with metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer (mHSPC), have been analysed […]

Translating Germline Cancer Genomics into Precision Prevention of Cancer

It is well known that early detection and monitoring of cancer greatly improves patient prognosis. However, specific interventions are only […]

Many pathogenic genetic variants carry low risk of disease

The team behind a new study has found that many pathogenic genetic variants have a low risk of causing disease. […]

The Cancer Gene Directory

BRCA1 gene Name: BReast CAncer gene 1 Type of gene: Tumour suppressor gene responsible for repairing DNA located on chromosome […]

A, C, T to Glossary

Numbers The 1000 Genomes Project: The 1,000 Genome Project (1KGP) launched in January 2008 with the aim of generating the […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: On Fridays we wear pink

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and on Friday (23rd October) charities are encouraging individuals to wear pink to raise […]

Myths and facts

Fake news and misinformation within medicine and healthcare is a serious problem. The advent and popularisation of social media has […]

Genomics: Not all doom and gloom

In the past Genomics has faced a lot of controversy, particularly in relation to eugenics. Even today, applications of genomics, […]

Young people can make informed decisions about genome sequencing

A recent study, published in the European Journal of Medical Genetics, has explored the understanding, attitudes and involvement in decision-making […]