Monthly Archives: March 2012

The UK rare disease plan: public consultation launched

What is a rare disease? • A “rare disease” is any condition affecting fewer than 5 in 10,000 of the general population. • There are over 6,000 known rare diseases. • 1 in 17 people will be affected by a … Continue reading

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Gene and serious flu risk

According to BBC News, scientists have identified a genetic flaw that may explain why some people get more ill with flu than others. The full story can be found here.

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Telling Stories project at Chief Nursing Officer for Wales 2012 Showcase Conference

Members of the Glamorgan-based Telling Stories Understanding Real Life Genetics project team attended the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales 2012 Showcase Conference yesterday at the SWALEC stadium in Cardiff. The theme of the conference was Strictly Patients – Listening to … Continue reading

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Liking a lie-in & genes

According to BBC News, people who like a lie-in may now have an excuse – it is at least partly down to their genes, according to experts. Experts, who studied more than 10,000 people across Europe, found those with the … Continue reading

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