Monthly Archives: April 2005

Patient slept as well as could be expected, according to his gene profile?

I wonder how many times nurses have written in the nursing notes ‘patient slept well’ – for this then to be disputed by a patient who asserts he’s been awake most of the night. And what about those of us … Continue reading

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Lords uphold ‘saviour sibling’ ruling

The BBC reported today, that the House of Lords upheld the ruling that the use of tissue typing to allow embryo selection for the purpose of treating a sick child was lawful. The concpet of ‘saviour siblings’ was one of … Continue reading

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HRH Prince Edward talks to GPU members

Members of the GPU were delighted when HRH Prince Edward stopped to talk with us about our work during his visit to mark at the official opening of the Aneurin Bevan building at the School of Care Sciences on April … Continue reading

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Call for collaborators

At the 8th International Nursing Research Conference (Seville, November 2004). The Genomics Policy Unit was asked to build and lead a research programme to address issues around the integration of genetics into nursing education and practice. A network of partners … Continue reading

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Young People’s Citizens’ Jury on Designer Babies

With a grant from the Wellcome Trust, Dr Rachel Iredale, in conjunction with colleagues from WIHSC, Techniquest and the Wales Gene Park, conducted a Citizen’s Jury with young people aged between 16-19 across Wales, on the topic of ‘Genetics and … Continue reading

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New MSc Professional Practice (Genetics)

We’re very pleased that the MSc Professional Practice (Genetics) was validated yesterday. This is part of a new flexible framework for study at Master’s level.

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What are we telling stories about?

Telling stories, understanding real-life genetics: creating a web-based education resource for nursing professionals is a new initiative funded by the Wellcome Trust. The project is led by Maggie Kirk and Kevin McDonald from the GPU, in collaboration with Buddug Williams … Continue reading

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Welcome to the GPU Weblog

Welcome to the weblog of the Genomics Policy Unit. This is a new venture for us (I have already managed to delete the first entry) and the GPU team is really looking forward to using this site to bring you … Continue reading

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