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Sharing individual genome data with research participants, doctors and researchers has logistical, ethical and legal implications. Read more in today's post

Sharing Genome Data

TGMI spring image
A brief update from the TGMI and a chance to catch up on some of our most popular blog posts from earlier in the year.

TGMI spring update

Elspeth Bruford talks about her work at the HUGO Gene Nomenclature Committee (HGNC) and why its aims are so closely aligned with the TGMI.

The TGMI Team – Elspeth Bruford

Implementing fixed, universally-used gene symbols is a central aim of the TGMI. Find out why this is so important in todays' blog.

Stabilising gene symbols

Read about the vital statistically rigourous methods the Deciphering Developmental Disorders use to determine which new mutations cause disease.

Which new mutations cause disease?

Elise Ruark talks about her role as statistician and bioinformatician on the TGMI team, and the importance of open resources for the future of genetic medicine.

The TGMI Team – Elise Ruark

Is it true that 80% of rare diseases are genetic? We tried to track down the origin of this oft-used statement. It was a surprising journey.

How many rare diseases are genetic?

Genetic testing used to be driven by medicine. But cheap DNA sequencing now offers an opportunity to use genetic testing to drive medicine. How do we achieve this?

Changing direction in genetic testing

This week's Festival of Genomics was a reminder that technology on its own is not enough to drive genetic medicine forward. We also need to organise and make sense of the information that technology gives us.

Harnessing technology in genomics

TGMI Scientific Engagement Manager Eva Amsen shares her views on community and communication within genetic medicine.

The TGMI Team – Eva Amsen

You say genomics, I say genetics
Discover the similarities and differences between the definitions and uses of the words 'genetics' and 'genomics'

Genetics or Genomics?

2016 has been a productive year for TGMI. Here are a few things we have achieved. 2017 promises to be even better!

Happy New Year from the TGMI

The website and #TGMIFriday genetic blog series are 6 months old. Read about the fantastic engagement on genetic medicine they have driven.

#TGMIFriday @ 6 months