Monthly Archives: June 2012

Language – how do we link words to objects, concepts and ideas?

I recently posted about the genetic link between touch and hearing. Today another fascinating article has come my way via the NatureNews twitter feed. The piece by Ewen Callaway looks at a family who are working with researchers at the … Continue reading

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What young people think YOU should know about cancer

Take a look (click on the image) – you’ll be amazed. Once again colleagues within the GPU (Rachel Iredale and Kim Madden) have undertaken an amazing piece of work with young people on what can be a very difficult subject … Continue reading

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Non-invasive prenatal testing

Methods for non-invasive prenatal screening and testing using cell free fetal DNA (cfDNA) found circulating in maternal blood are being developed. Testing for certain (sex-linked and skeletal) conditions is currently available in the UK with tests for other conditions including … Continue reading

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Is it ethical? Three-person IVF to treat mitochondrial disease

According to BBC News that a controversial fertility treatment which creates embryos from two women and one man to prevent life-threatening disorders is ethical, a report says. Click here to read the full article.

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GPU Visiting Professor Dhavendra Kumar’s new book

Kumar D (2012) Genomics and Health in the Developing World, Oxford Monographs in Medical Genetics, Oxford University Press. Dhavendra Kumar is a GPU Visiting Professor, a Consultant in Clinical Genetics at the University Hospital of Wales, Institute of Medical Genetics, … Continue reading

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