Monthly Archives: April 2008

Dr Rachel Iredale delivers a triplet!

The GPU is very pleased to announce that Rachel has secured her 3rd Wellcome Trust award. More public engagement – this time an events-based collaborative project with the Wales Gene Park, entitled ‘The national DNA database on trial’. Watch this … Continue reading


GINA, genomics and policy

It’s been a busy few weeks for genetics/genomics policy. Last week, as Emma reported in the blog below, the Department of Health released the progress review of the 2003 genetics White Paper. In the news release the Department of Health … Continue reading

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Genetic discrimination vote

The United States Senate has voted unanimously (95-0) to outlaw genetic discrimination. The bill still needs to go through the House of Representatives and be signed by the US President before becoming law. In this case genetic discrimination is taken … Continue reading

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Jo’s Blog

Working on Genetic Literacy project with GPU – on a 1 day a week secondment from Techniquest, Cardiff Bay. Well busy first day in the office, have been welcomed with open arms by the project team and shown the most … Continue reading

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GAMY Project

Participants in the GAMY Project get to grips with the ‘web of issues’ surrounding genetics!


Health, genetics and decision-making

The first intake on the 20 credit level 7 (Master’s level) module “Health, genetics and decision-making” have recently completed the taught component. The module is run on a one day a month basis, with all lectures, debates and other activities … Continue reading

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The GAMY project is launched!

The Wellcome funded project looking at young people’s attitudes towards genetics enjoyed a successful introductory Day on the 4th of April. It was held at the Castle Hotel in Merthyr and after a few nervous flutters went without a hitch. … Continue reading

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Genetics White Paper: Progress Review now available

The Department of Health has just released the Progress Review of the Genetics White Paper Our Inheritance, Our Future. With an investment programme of £50million, it is encouraging to see the breadth of work that has already been achieved since … Continue reading

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n=1 follows n=0

I was in Liverpool last week at the Royal College of Nursing’s International Research Conference. This year’s city of culture appeared to be more of a draw for delegates than my presentation on practice nurses views (or lack of them) … Continue reading

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‘Derby Day’ – a great success

Thanks to Mick Mason and John Roberts of FAPgene (a site providing information on Familial Adenomatous Polyposis) for their invite to attend their family information day in Derby at the weekend. FAP is a condition that leads to multiple growths … Continue reading

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