Monthly Archives: September 2007

Stem cells and MS

Six patients with multiple sclerosis are participating in a trial at Frenchay Hospital, Bristol.  Each patient is to be injected with their own stem cells, in the hope that these cells will repair the damage that this currently incurable disease … Continue reading

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Competences

In celebration of today, European Day of Languages, GPU is pleased to publish the genetic competences for nurses, midwives and health visitors in the following languages. English German Welsh Gaelic Scots Cornish Manx A language of increasing importance is Chinese, so … Continue reading

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DNA database

The BBC Radio 4 programme "You and Yours" is due to have a phone-in concerning the National DNA Database, Tuesday 25th September.  You and Yours starts after the midday news.

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Jeans for Genes

Advance notice that this year’s Jeans for Genes day will be Friday 5th October.

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A busy day for speculation – DNA databases and human-cow ‘monsters’

Yesterday, the media was busy discussing two stories where ‘progress’ involving genetic technology was being challenged by public opinion. Lord Justice Sedley called for a revision on the national DNA database suggesting that it should be compulsory for all UK … Continue reading

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Getting across the important points – BMJ publishes patient stories

I was delighted to see in the latest edition of the British Medical Journal [BMJ 2007 335:448-450 (1 September), doi:10.1136/bmj.39237.484468.80] a commissioned article about Ehlers-Danlos syndrome [http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/335/7617/448] written by people living with the condition, a parent and health professionals involved … Continue reading

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