Monthly Archives: July 2010

How often do you cry at conferences?

My career spans well over 30 years and in that time I’ve been to numerous scientific/health conferences and listened to eminent speakers present leading edge research. I’ve been impressed by facts, figures, charts, and fabulously colourful diagrams (molecular geneticists seem … Continue reading

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Experts comment on Telling Stories

Telling Stories, Understanding Real Life Genetics draws on real life stories from people with or at risk of a genetic condition, or those caring for them. Told in the storytellers’ own words, the stories are mapped to genetic education frameworks … Continue reading

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GAMY scoops 1st prize in photographic competition!

The Beacon for Wales and Vitae SWW Hub hosted a conference at the Millennium Centre last week, ‘Exploring the What, Why, and How of Public Engagement.’ In the run-up to this event, delegates were invited to submit images for a … Continue reading

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Teenagers and Genetics…lol*

Nicki Taverner from the GAMY Project has written a great short article which features in the June edition newsletter from the British Society for Human Genetics. Nicki is a genetic counsellor at West Midlands regional Genetics Services and has been … Continue reading

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Huntington’s disease prevalence under-estimated

It has been widely reported this week that the prevalence of Huntington’s disease has been ‘massively underestimated and is more than double the current estimates’ (see BMJ for more details ). This indicates that prevalence is around at least 12-14 … Continue reading

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