Monthly Archives: November 2007

Mice beat cancer

American researchers have reported in Cancer Research on a gene treatment in a strain of mice that appears to protect them against developing cancer, and makes them live slightly longer lifes. This laboratory work is a long way from developing … Continue reading

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Genomics blog – the return

Following a brief hiatus while our blog changed servers and adopted new software, we’re back. So, welcome to the new look Genomics Policy blog.

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HGC Consultative Panel

The Human Genetics Commission has a consultative panel comprising people with direct experience of living with a genetic condition. If you are interested in finding out more and perhaps becoming a member of the consultative panel please contact the HGC. Human Genetics … Continue reading

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DNA databases – the debate continues…at Glamorgan this month

The Higher Education Academy’s Special Interest Group in Forensic Science has an event taking place within the Faculty on Wednesday 28th November 2007.  ‘Current Issues in Forensic Science’ will include a session by GPU member Dr. Rachel Iredale who will … Continue reading

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GPU gets cover again

Emma, Kevin and I have just had an article covered in Practice Nurse, briefly outlining the relevance of genetics to practitioners in primary care, and encourgaing readers to participate in a survey about their learning needs in genetics.  As you … Continue reading

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Marvellous Milan

I was briefly ‘let out’ from RAE preparations to attend the Eurogentest workshop in Milan on October 26-28 2007.  Eurogentest is an FP6 Network of Excellence, and the workshop was on Building Towards Professional Competence and Patient Confidence.  I went … Continue reading

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Family histories and young people.

GPU are pleased to announce that the Wellcome Trust have given a grant of £128,000 over two years to fund a project entitled: Genetic Literacy and Family History: A Study of Young People in the South Wales Valleys This study … Continue reading

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