Research and development

The West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory is engaged in a wide range of research and development projects in all areas of the department (Cancer Genomics, Haemato-oncology, Rare Diseases and Reproductive genomics). Translational developments are routinely carried out to improve the clinical utility, quality and efficiency of our patient testing pathways. Research projects are also undertaken with a variety of academic and commercial collaborators including the University of Birmingham. 

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Current Projects

Assessing pharmacogenomic testing to treat mental health conditions in the NHS

Prenatal Diagnosis & Reproductive Medicine

Developing the use of cell-free DNA analysis for the diagnosis of retinoblastoma

Pre-conception Exome testing (POET) project

Recent Departmental publications