Monthly Archives: May 2005

Saviour siblings pioneer

Dr Yury Verlinsky, Director of the Reproductive Genetics Institute, Chicago, is interviewed about his life and work by the BBC. Dr Verlinsky recently addressed the sixth international symposium on preimplantation genetics, in London, where he spoke about expanding indications for … Continue reading

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Neonatal exposure increases cancer risk?

Researchers from the University of Texas have studied the effect that the introduction of oestrogen to new-born (3-5 days old) rats has on their cancer risk. Their findings suggest that when oestrogen is introducing in infancy, cancerous tumours may develop … Continue reading

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BSc (Hons) Genetics applied to Professional Practice

As well as the MSc Professional Practice (Genetics), we offer a bachelor degree, BSc (Hons) Genetics applied to Professional Practice. This degree is available with or without honours. Further details are available from the University of Glamorgan course finder service. … Continue reading

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Delinquency gene?

Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry have announced that anti-social behaviour might be inherited in a minority of cases. However, they stress that environmental factors are important, and that it is possible to help a child overcome a genetic tendancy … Continue reading

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GPU welcomes new member

The membership of the GPU has been boosted by the arrival last week of Dr Emma Tonkin. Emma is the Education Development Officer for the nursing programme of the national NHS Genetics Education and Development Centre. She is based here … Continue reading

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Stem Cell Research

Scientists in the UK and Korea have announced separate developments in the field of stem cell research. Embryonic stem cells are master cells that can potentially form any tissue in the body, and which could in the future be used … Continue reading

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Breast cancer

A new study has indicated that the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) might reduce the number of mastectomies performed each year. MRI is more effective than X-ray mammography for women under 50 with a high genetic risk. bbc news

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Visitors from Japan

On Friday 13th we received three delightful international guests from St Luke’s College of Nursing in Japan. Naoko Arimori is a lecturer with special interest in genetics, and she was accompanied by Mikiko Aoki, a postgraduate student, and Katsura Emoto, … Continue reading

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Story tellers wanted!

Do you or a member of your family have a genetic condition? Are you a healthcare professional caring for people with genetic conditions? Could you tell your story and be part of a website that will teach nurses about genetics … Continue reading

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Workers flying high? First have your DNA test…

Some interesting reading in The Prague Post (May 4-10). The Business Profile section reviews the new venture of entrepreneur, Ilja Mráèek. His company Gentest sells genetic testing kits for home use. Currently its best-selling kit tests for genetic mutations that … Continue reading

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