Monthly Archives: October 2007

DNA databases – the debate continues

Here at the GPU we’ve posted a number of blogs around DNA database and there has been a large amount of media coverage of late. I recently attended the British Society of Human Genetics Annual Conference in York and the … Continue reading

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Report highlights the patient’s perspective

A new report looking at "The experiences and preferences of people receiving genetic information from healthcare professionals" has just been published by the NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre. Those interviewed did not expect all healthcare professionals to have … Continue reading

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Francis Collins honoured by US for his involvement in the Human Genome Project

President George W. Bush today announced the list of recipients for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, (the highest civil award in the US), recognising that "Francis S. Collins has revolutionized genetic research.  Under his leadership, the Human Genome Project mapped … Continue reading

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MD trial

Human trials of a new drug designed to treat muscular dystrophy (MD) are due to start in London shortly. There are currently two stories related to MD on the Telling Stories, Understanding Real Life Genetics web site.  Heulwen talks about her artist … Continue reading

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