Friday Five

Genes, ghosts and Gould: this week’s Friday Five

Genome sequencing to diagnose children All seriously ill children in England with an unexplained disorder will be eligible for genome analysis, which involves mapping a person’s entire genetic code, from next year. It follows a project at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cambridge university, which found that one in four children in intensive care had a genetic…

Friday Five

Collusion, cataracts, and crisis in social care – this week’s Friday Five

NHS “rationing” cataracts surgery An investigation by the British Medical Journal has found that the number of patients rejected for cataract surgery has increased . Nearly 3,000 patients saw their ophthalmologist’s request for the procedure rejected outright, twice as many as three years ago, and one in five now have to undergo a further pre-approval check after…