Genetic counsellors and genomic counselling

Genetic counsellors and genomic counselling

The genomic era is upon us. From the Government’s pledge to sequence 100,000 genomes to the launch of 23andMe, a private company that can offer personal genotyping for £125, having bits of your genome sequenced has become a very accessible option. Millions of us will be able to receive information encoded in the three billion chemical … Continue reading

Survey talk – guest blog by Dr Jenny Cham

Survey talk – guest blog by Dr Jenny Cham

This past Friday on the Genome Campus, Dr Anna Middleton of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute gave an interesting seminar about the method and findings of a survey she had delivered about genome ethics. I was interested because I use surveys in my work to understand people’s attitudes towards and experience of websites, but also … Continue reading

‘No choice for you’ according to the ACMG

‘No choice for you’ according to the ACMG

The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) has recently published recommendations for reporting incidental findings (IFs) in clinical exome and genome sequencing. These advocate actively searching for a set of specific IFs unrelated to the condition under study.  For example, a two year old child may have his (and his parents’) exome sequenced to explore … Continue reading