The UK NSC is consulting on whether the quadruple test, which uses maternal age and 4 biochemical markers, should be added to the antenatal screening pathway for Edwards’ syndrome (also known as trisomy 18 or T18).
Professor Anneke Lucassen presented a discussion on the potential benefits and limitations of using polygenic scores to calculate the overall chance of developing a disease or condition at the third UK NSC online seminar.
The UK National Screening Committee held a horizon scanning event in Edinburgh to explore potential developments in research, international policy making and emerging technologies related to bowel cancer screening.
The UK NSC has held the inaugural meeting of the partnership board which will oversee the development of the in-service evaluation of newborn blood spot screening for spinal muscular atrophy in real world NHS services.
The UK National Screening Committee has updated its guidance and processes for individuals working with the committee to declare any of their interests that may conflict, or be perceived to conflict, with that work.