Genomics

Genomics has the potential to change our approaches to healthcare. By gathering insight from paediatricians and children and young people, we are developing an ambitious Genomics Programme. The programme aim is to address unmet need across the sector, in order to improve the health of children and young people.
What is the difference between genetics and genomics? How is genomics used in the clinic and why is it important?
Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie
Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie is a consultant neonatologist in Manchester and an honorary senior lecturer at University of Manchester. She has first-hand experience of the impact of new genomic innovation and is on the working group for the Newborn Genomes programme, led by Genomics England.

Frequently asked questions

Our FAQs aim to support you with information regarding genomics and the newborn screening research programme led by Genomics England, and will be regularly updated. 

Genomics is a priority topic for the College. Learn more about the ambitions underlying all our plans with the Genomics Working Group.
To support our members and beneficiaries, see the resources available to you.
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Consider getting involved with available opportunities related to paediatric genomics at the College and externally.

Whole genome sequencing for newborns - our webinars

At our first webinar in spring 2022, we explained recent developments for whole genome sequencing of newborns, as part of the national Newborn Genomics Programme. Led by Genomics England, the presentation highlighted the impact and plans for paediatricians across England, as the pilot study gets underway. 

Our next webinar is on Friday 20 January, with updates, developments and future perspectives on genomic approaches. A recording will be available after the event.

Latest news in genomics and other research activities

President's blog

Celebrating unsung heroes – President’s blog

In a tough week for the child health agenda in the UK, Camilla encourages us to continue to advocate on children's behalf. She also shares her gratitude for the efforts of some of our overseas partners and our subspecialty groups.