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Facing up to the genomic gap: Tackling equality and diversity in genomics

About this event This webinar is part of the popular Genetics of webinar series and will discuss the challenge of equality and diversity in genomic research and clinical settings and strategies to address this.  Genomic research has traditionally been focused on Caucasian populations, which leads to inherent biases in genomic findings translated into clinical research. Underrepresentation of other populations in genomic …

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Powering Patient Participation #FoG2020 v2

Powering Patient Participation #FoG2020 Day two kicked off with a keynote panel discussion on Powering Patient Participation in R&D- and Why you need us. Three great speakers from different angles discussed the immense advantages of companies using patient voices and experiences in their drug discovery and trial development processes. First up… Patrick Short, the CEO …

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Critical incident affecting genomics tests from Viapath

The issues with our IT systems have now been resolved  and our laboratory is processing all tests and referrals sent to us.

Please be aware that as normal services resume you may experience some delays to receiving results and the reports may look different.

With any Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test ordered, a Record of Discussion (RoD) form will also need to be submitted. This document is to record the patient’s consent for genomic testing and their choice on taking part in research. Guidance on the patient choice conversation can be found here
 
This RoD form will be available for clinicians to download from this webpage. Once completed with the patient, it can be send to the lab with the corresponding test order form and sample.
Tests available to order will be listed in the National Genomic Test Directory. A test order form will soon be made available for clinicians on this webpage to download and complete. This form will include the address of the laboratory that the appropriate sample and completed form needs to be sent to.
 
Until the new Genomic Laboratory Service goes live, please continue to follow existing test order processes.
 
Later this year, the online test ordering tool for Whole Genome Sequencing will be integrated into the National Genomics Informatics System (NGIS) and clinicians will be able to search or filter to find a clinical indication, confirm eligibility criteria and start the test request process for their patient.