Monthly Archives: July 2008

Another grant

Emma Tonkin has been awarded a travel grant by the British Society for Human Genetics to attend the 21st Annual International Society of Nurses in Genetics conference in Philadelphia next November. Congratulations.

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Nicotine and genetics

You wait for one story on nicotine, and suddenly not three, but four come along, three in PLoS Genetics and one from the Federation of European Neurosciences Societies. PLoS Genetics, an open-access peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of … Continue reading

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Calling all users of genetic services in Wales…

An event at the University Hospital of Wales (Cardiff) on November 21, will be looking to find out what people think are the most important consequences of using genetic services. If you or your family has been referred to the … Continue reading

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Cancer Genetics open day

Thanks to our very own Rachel Iredale and her colleagues at the All Wales Medical Genetics Service for the opportunity to attend the Cancer Genetics Open Day on Saturday. The event coincided with the 60th Birthday of the NHS and … Continue reading

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Looking to develop your research career??

The Genomics Policy Unit is one of the five research units that make up the Centre for Research & Innovation in Care Sciences. CRICS currently has a full time MPhil studentship (two year bursary and waiver of ‘home’ tuition fees) … Continue reading

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We have a winner

Last week Dr Emma Tonkin was awarded the University of Glamorgan Faculty of Health, Sport and Science (HeSaS) prize for research excellence. The presentation was made by Professor Donna Mead, Dean of HeSaS, who had this to say. “Dr Emma … Continue reading

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DNA of M&Ms (other confectionary items are available)

The Human Genome Project mapped human DNA, so where do we go next? The answer … chocolate. Mars, the US Department of Agriculture and IBM have formed a collaboration, the Chocolate Genome Project. The aim is to decode the genetic … Continue reading

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High Quality Care for All

Otherwise known as the Darzi Report, High Quality Care for All was published yesterday, 30th June 2008. The introduction states ‘Through this Review, the NHS has created its own ambitious visions for the future of health and healthcare.’ and ‘This … Continue reading

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