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Shawn Yost talks about his role on the TGMI team, and the importance of standardising transcripts and annotations.
Genetic counselling has an interesting history. Find out where it all started, and why it is called genetic counselling.
Sharing genetic information is essential for the success of genetic medicine. But the ultimate goal is sharing meaning.
The TGMI is organising a forum at the ASHG2017 conference to discuss what solutions genetic medicine needs. If you would like to attend, please register. It's free, but seats are limited.
In this interview, Márton Münz talks about the importance of data science for genetic medicine, and shares how a big life event brought him from physics to genetics.
Transparency must be at the heart of genetic medicine. Are we achieving this? And how we can we do better?
It is time to stop italicising gene symbols? I think so. Find out if you do in today's blog
It is convention to write gene symbols in italics. But why? And when did the convention start?
Variant profiling in practice is improving variant interpretation. Here, it helps distinguish likely benign variants from variants of uncertain significance.
Catch up with some #TGMIFriday popular blog posts discussing the challenges and opportunities in genetic medicine today.
Standardisation of processes and education of end users are key to making genetic medicine work, as TGMI team member Shazia Mahamdallie explains in this interview.
There is a wealth of information that could inform variant interpretation. How can we make good use of it?
We used to consider genetic variants guilty until proven innocent, but now we must treat them as innocent unless proven guilty. Find out why in today's post.
Disease-causing variants are rare, but most rare variants do not cause disease. This fundamental insight has profound impact on genetic testing.
Caroline Wright is Senior Lecturer in Genomics at the University of Exeter. In this interview, she talks about what still needs to be done to make genetic medicine work.
Software validation of medical genetics tests that the software fulfils the needs of its users. It requires a source of proven true data to use as benchmark.
The TGMI connects with many people and organisations to form a broad community. In this post we look at what kind of community the TGMI is, and in which way you are a part of it.
Simple processes that allow rapid publication of useful research outputs are essential for genetic medicine to work. Read about a new publishing platform making this happen.
Medical software has to be accurate and reliable. How is this achieved? Verification is a key step, find out why in today's post
Graeme Black is Professor of Genetics and Ophthalmology at the University of Manchester. In this interview he talks about his reasons for joining the TGMI, and his views on the future of genetic medicine.