Monthly Archives: February 2014

Welsh Government to launch consultation on plan for Rare Diseases on Rare Disease day 2014!

To coincide with Rare Disease Day 2014 the Welsh Government has today launched a consultation on a welsh implementation plan for rare diseases. This follows the publication by the Department of Health, in conjunction with the Health Ministers from all … Continue reading

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Consultation on mitochondrial donation published by Department of Health

The Department of Health has published a consultation  on draft regulations regarding mitochondrial donation. The consultation seeks the views of stakeholders and the wider public about draft regulations to allow newly developed treatment techniques to prevent the transfer of a … Continue reading

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DNA prostate test ‘will predict deadliest cancer risk’

BBC health news reports that DNA testing can predict which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer. A team of scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research, in London, say men could soon be offered genetic screening in … Continue reading

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Computers select personal medicine

BBC health news reports UK-US scientists have given one glimpse of the future of personalised medicine. Using supercomputers, they simulated the shape of a key protein involved in HIV infection in an individual patient and then ranked the drug molecules … Continue reading

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Reception held at Senedd to mark Rare Disease Day 2014

A reception was held at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay last night to mark Rare Disease Day 2014 in Wales. The event was hosted by Rebecca Evans AM, and attended by a range of stakeholders including service-users and their families … Continue reading

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Wales marks Rare Disease Day 2014

Rare Disease UK will be holding a reception in Wales this evening to mark Rare Disease Day 2014. The event, which will be attended by representatives from the Genomics Policy Unit, University of South Wales, will be held at the Senedd in Cardiff … Continue reading

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Technology is helping to give genetic disorders a name

BBC health news reports on one family’s experiences of living with an undiagnosed genetic condition, and how the Deciphering Development Disorders study is aiming to find out if using new genetic technologies can help doctors understand why patients get developmental … Continue reading

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