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Moaeed, HIna and family

Polycystic renal disease: Moaeed and Hina’s story

We are extremely grateful to Moaeed and Hina for sharing their story of how Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease (ARPKD) has affected them and their family. As a note to readers, the article contains themes of miscarriage and infant death.

31 Aug 2023, 9:51 a.m.
New PPV Panel members

Welcome to Loretta, Karine and Helen

Following a recruitment drive, last month we were delighted to welcome three new members of our Public and Patient Voice (PPV) Panel. Read more about Loretta, Karine and Helen in their own words below.

8 Aug 2023, 11:16 a.m.
Genomics BITE - Prenatal Genomic Testing (R21)

Genomics BITE: Genomic testing for fetal anomalies with a likely genetic cause

Our Genomics BITE session for September 2023 is aimed at midwives, health visitors, neonatal and paediatric nurses and anyone who is interested in finding out more.

3 Aug 2023, 4:01 p.m.
a child wearing a pink hoodie standing next to a 'genome'

Cambridge researchers launch national DNA research programme

Cambridge researchers launch the world’s first national childhood DNA health research programme, to help transform healthcare for children and young people.

25 Jul 2023, 9 a.m. From: CUH
Lungs with DNA in background

East Midlands study could pave way for new lung disease treatments

A study which academics claim is the largest and most diverse of its kind could pave the way for new potential lung disease treatments. The global study, led by universities in Leicester and Nottingham, linked more than 500 new genes to lung function for the first time.

19 Jul 2023, 11:48 a.m.
Cystic Renal Disease workshop

Cystic Renal Disease workshop

We are running our fifth and final national online CRD workshop to share the outputs from the project.

13 Jul 2023, 10 a.m.
Education Through Genomics Case Studies

Study Day: Genomics Education Through Case Studies

We're delighted to be hosting an online study day on genomics with Anglia Ruskin University's Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care on Wednesday 12 July 2023.

10 Jul 2023, 2:39 p.m.
Leanne and Jasper Barratt

Lynch Syndrome and me: Leanne's story

Leanne Barratt is mum to five-year old Jasper and works as a brand marketing manager at Next. She also has Lynch syndrome. This is Leanne’s story:

4 Jul 2023, 9:47 a.m.
A graphic showing DNA

Genetic marker discovered for severe multiple sclerosis

A study involving Addenbrooke's involving more than 22,000 people with multiple sclerosis has discovered the first genetic variant associated with faster disease progression, which can rob patients of their mobility and independence over time.

28 Jun 2023, 4 p.m. From: CUH
Genomics Conversation week 2023

#GenomicsConversation week 2023

Join the Genomics Education Programme (and us!) on social media from Monday 26 June 2023 for #GenomicsConversation week 2023!

23 Jun 2023, 12:39 p.m.
Generation Study

Genomics BITE: Newborn Genomes Programme and our Generation Study

19 Jun 2023, 4:01 p.m.
Actor Colin McFarlane raising awareness with Prostate UK

Hollywood actor and prostate cancer patient raises awareness of testing among black men

Actor Colin McFarlane has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and is backing Prostate Cancer UK’s campaign to encourage men over 50 and Black men over 45 to get a PSA test, as a result of his experience.

19 Jun 2023, 10:30 a.m.
Flyer for an East Genomics Genomics BITE session

Training session: Paediatric Genomic Practioners in NICU, PICU and Neurology

On 14 June we’re holding a short Genomics BITE session for nurses and midwives entitled 'Paediatric Genomic Practitioners in NICU, PICU and neurology'.

9 Jun 2023, 11:42 a.m.
Monogenic Diabetes session 23 May 2023

Monogenic Diabetes - BITE-sized learnming session

Tuesday 23 May 2023 | 12:45pm - 1.30pm | MS Teams

15 May 2023, 3:05 p.m.
QGenome app

Launch of QGenome across the East GMSA

We are delighted to announce the launch of QGenome across the East GMSA region. QGenome offers clinicians readily-accessible, evidence-based clinical guidance and a streamlined mechanism to instigate genomic investigations and onward referrals, where necessary. It is freely available on iOS, Android and Web apps.

15 May 2023, 12:07 p.m.
Picture of Joanne Hargrave, Lead Midwife for East GMSA

Welcome to our new Lead Midwife, Joanne Hargrave

Last month we were delighted to welcome Joanne Hargrave who joined East Genomic Medicine Service Alliance (GMSA) as Lead Midwife. We put some questions to Jo, and you can read her answers below...

10 May 2023, 1:53 p.m.
Daniel Covington

Milestone reached in pioneering brain cancer trial

More than 140 brain cancer patients have benefitted from a landmark NHS testing and treatment programme being trialled at Addenbrooke's, using the latest innovations in genomics and cancer research.

2 May 2023, 6 a.m. From: Cambridge Cancer
Andy, Kirsty and Rory Cross

Rory's story: finding answers by genetic testing

Little Rory Cross is one of only 14 people in the world with Chitayat syndrome, a very rare genetic disease diagnosed only after genome sequencing.

13 Apr 2023, 9 a.m. From: CUH
image by Chaiyan Anuwatmongkolchai from Pixabay

Genomics study diagnoses thousands of children with rare disorders

An Addenbrooke’s consultant is playing a key role in a UK study, revealing genetic causes for rare developmental disorders in 5,500 children and helping to improve diagnosis worldwide.

12 Apr 2023, 10 p.m. From: CUH
East Genomics Showcase 4 May 2023

Register your free place for our Genomics Showcase event in May

Registration is now OPEN for our Genomics Showcase on Thursday 4 May 2023 in Peterborough.

21 Mar 2023, 12:18 p.m.