An international network is being planned to support nurses working in the field of genomics.
High quality training must be compulsory for all nurses and others involved in prenatal screening, says a report on a ground-breaking test due to be made available on the NHS from next year.
Specialist nurses will play a key role in delivering a new nationwide genetic testing service for a potentially deadly heart condition.
GPs and nurses have been told they must do more to seek out people at risk of an inherited condition that causes exceptionally high cholesterol.
Practice nurses and GPs are being urged to talk to patients about their family history of heart disease by a charity, in the wake of latest survey results.
Statins are safe for children who have inherited abnormally high levels of cholesterol, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation.
A book for recording children’s health and development has been updated with an optional new section to help identify a genetic condition, which may also stop mistaken cases of abuse being reported.
A new free course has been launched to help nurses and other health professionals to understand how genomics can battle bacteria diseases.
Maternity care for pregnant women with a set of rare inherited conditions called Ehlers-Danlos syndromes “must improve”, according to UK midwifery researchers.
The introduction of routine screening and genetic testing for the relatives of patients diagnosed with aortic diseases could “potentially save lives”, claim UK researchers.