Monthly Archives: June 2008

GAMY on the radio

GAMY was on Science Cafe on BBC Radio Wales last week. One of our participants has captured the audio and made it into a video by incorporating both pictures of the project and images of genetics she has found online … Continue reading

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Familial Breast Cancer Study Day

The Nowgen Centre for Genetics in Healthcare (Manchester) is running a Familial Breast Cancer Study Day next month (18 July). This training day focuses on the role of primary and secondary care in delivering familial breast cancer services as outlined … Continue reading

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Telling Stories to form part of US nurses’ education resource

I’ve just returned from a very positive meeting in Bethesda, US (not North Wales) with leaders in genetics education from across the US. The aim of the meeting was to develop a toolkit of education resources to support the genetics/genomics … Continue reading

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The GAMY project on BBC Radio Wales

The GAMY project was featured on Science Cafe on BBC Radio Wales on Sunday 22nd June. The programme looks at science and technology in the news and is presented by Adam Walton. The GAMY project was featured in a three … Continue reading

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Celebrating the first year of Telling Stories

One year has passed since the launch of our education resource Telling Stories. We couldn’t let the fact go un-noticed (and we’re always looking for an excuse to eat cake!) so colleagues from along the corridor joined us this morning … Continue reading

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Genetics – it starts at an early age

We in the GPU have become quite immune (with counselling) to the cries from some that genetics is ‘just another case of specialist pleading’ in healthcare. Just reading a few stories on the Telling Stories website serves as a reminder, … Continue reading

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Insurance moratorium extended

Since 2001 there has been a moratorium on insurance companies asking for the results of genetic tests in most circumstances. This has now been extended to 2014, with a review scheduled for 2011. Campaigners and the Association of British Insurers … Continue reading

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Family historians never die ….

They just lose their census! That was the closing comment from Ann on Tuesday evening as she talked about her own experiences of tracing her family. As Kev mentioned in his earlier blog, the talk at Gartholwg Lifelong Learning Centre … Continue reading

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DNA database bill

Jenny Willott (Lib Dem, Cardiff Central) introduced a private members bill to Parliament on Wednesday, DNA Database (Removal of Samples). This bill, if it became law, would require information held on people who had not been charged, or who had … Continue reading

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Pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS)

Did anyone hear Today on BBC Radio 4 this morning? Professor Alan Handyside, director of the Bridge Fertility Centre and Professor Richard Anderson of the British Fertility Society, debated embryo chromosome screening being offered to improve the chances of success … Continue reading

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