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Not all issues in genetic medicine are scientific or medical challenges. Sometimes it’s all about communication and the way we share information.
Genetic counsellor Jennifer Wiggings works with breast and ovarian cancer patients. In the last 10-15 years, the conversations she has with them have changed.
Fiona Cunningham talks about tools for annotating variation data, and the importance of having good foundational resources for use in genetic medicine.
It is recommended that VUS should not be used in clinical decision-making. But is it always so simple?
Searching the scientific literature for gene–disease information is very challenging. Why? and what can we do about it?
The mismanagement of Variants of Uncertain Significance (VUS) is a big problem in genetic medicine. Causing harms and lawsuits. Why does it occur?
Open access gives patients access to scientific and medical articles.
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.