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Café Scientifique is a place where the general public, practising scientists and science communicators gather in a relaxed and informal environment to explore the latest developments in science and technology.

Genetic Medicine: Where did it come from and where is it going?

Monday 2nd September

As NHS England prepares the NHS to harness the power of genomic technology and science to improve the health of our population, I reflect back on the history of genetic medicine over the last three and a bit decades. It’s currently an exciting time to work in genetics but with some important ethical considerations to explore and debate. Overall, it begs the question – how much should advancements in medical practice be driven by the evolution of this technology?

Dr. Rebecca Thomas has worked in a genetic diagnostics lab in the NHS for two years, firstly as a Genetic Technologist and now managing a research project. All views are her own.

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