Monthly Archives: October 2013

In Washington with the President

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending my first ISONG (International Society of Nurses in Genetics) meeting just outside Washington DC in Bethesda, Maryland. The conference celebrated ISONG’s 25th anniversary and was entitled ‘25 years of leadership in … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s insight from DNA study

A clearer picture of what causes Alzheimer’s disease is emerging after the largest ever analysis of patients’ DNA, BBC Health news reports today. A massive international collaboration has now doubled the number of genes linked to the dementia to 21. … Continue reading

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Genomics Policy Unit members publish series of articles in Nursing Standard.

Head of the Genomics Policy Unit, Prof Maggie Kirk, and colleagues Dr Emma Tonkin and Dr Rhian Morgan have contributed to the authorship of a series of articles in the journal Nursing Standard about the revised genetics/genomics framework for nurses, … Continue reading

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Father’s blog about Down syndrome wins award

BBC health news reports today that a father’s blog about the progress of his two year old daughter Rosie, who has Down syndrome, has won the 2013 ‘Best New Blog’ at the Mum and Dad blog awards. Speaking about the idea … Continue reading

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Genetics identified as critical research gap for successful prevention and treatment of breast cancer

BBC Health news reports that leading experts have cited the need to address ten “critical” gaps in knowledge about the development of breast cancer. Finding out how breast cancer spreads and evades therapy is a key concern, they report in … Continue reading

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