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Keeping you up to date with the latest developments in science, policy and health
Blog Is the latest COVID-19 virus variant a cause for concern?
26 November 2021
Genomic sequencing and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 has been crucial for both scientific understanding and public health control measures.
Upcoming event Control of patient information in the COVID-19 era
25 October 2021
Join an expert panel on 6 December 13:00 (GMT) to discuss the COPI notice extensions and implications for biomedical research and regulation
Blog Host genomics and COVID-19: where are we now?
25 October 2021
COVID-19 can have severe effects on even apparently low-risk individuals, and it has become clear that host factors affecting the risk of infection and disease progression include genomics.
News CAPE policy fellowship supports PHG Foundation work in precision medicine
13 October 2021
PHG Foundation Deputy Director Dr Philippa Brice has been awarded a Capabilities in Academic Policy Engagement (CAPE) Policy Fellowship to explore issues in precision medicine.
Blog COPI notices extended until March 2022
27 September 2021
The quiet extension by the UK Government of measures for lawful processing of confidential patient information for COVID-19 purposes is likely to have been welcomed by researchers.
Blog Economies of scale: Genetically-targeted therapies
15 September 2021
The genomics revolution has given us an exceptional understanding of what genes do, how they are expressed (turned on or off), and what happens when they don’t work as they should.
Blog Building a healthier future
6 September 2021
In an uncertain world - with new challenges to health - healthcare needs to adapt. Leveraging the power of new technologies, radical approaches to improving health will emerge.