Can at-home genetic tests improve rare diagnosis?

The explosion of the direct-to-consumer DNA testing market could be transformative if genomics data is used in conjunction with the NHS to improve our understanding of rare diseases

How better genetic screening could save babies’ lives

Babies are tested for a number of conditions soon after birth, but varied approaches to screening worldwide highlight how fragmented the medical profession remains over this vital process

The true cost of white-washed research

Genetics and medical studies have largely over-represented people of white, European descent, which could have huge ramifications for the advancement of health research

EU ruling on gene-edited foods is holding us back

Gene-edited food has the potential to feed the world’s hungry, but may be blocked in the European Union

Seeing problems in genes can prevent sight loss

Many eye conditions are now believed to have genetic links, so it’s important to keep your optometrist informed about eye health in your family, writes Yvonne Gordon