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Genomic technologies and a diagnostic odyssey

Nicola Blackwood  | 

“To be doing something with rare diseases is, for me, an absolute pleasure and a joy because there are too many people in this country who are still looking for a diagnosis and we’re doing something to help.”

In this week’s episode of The G Word, our Chief Executive Officer, Chris Wigley, is joined by Baroness Blackwood, member of the Lords Science and Tech Select Committee and Chair of Genomics England. Nicola was created a life peer as Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford and has chaired the Human Tissue Authority since 2018.

Today Nicola talks about her own 30-year diagnostic odyssey and how life changing the integration of genomic technologies into routine clinical care will be. She also discusses how important is it that we continue international collaboration for the future of genomic healthcare and what we need to work through as a society.

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