Monthly Archives: March 2014

Breast cancer ‘personal drugs’ hope after gene study

According to BBC news today, “personalised” treatments for breast cancer are a step closer, according to research scientists at Cardiff University. The scientists used gene technology to compare and contrast specific genetic errors in particular types of mouse breast cells.  … Continue reading

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Evaluation of the British Heart Foundation Cardiac Genetics Nurses Service Development Initiative

The Executive summary of this project is available now at the National Institute for Health and Social Excellence  (NICE) website. The GPU has undertaken an independent evaluation of an BHF initiative to enhance the care and services delivered to patients … Continue reading

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GM crops: UK scientists call for new trials

A new report on genetically modified (GM) crops, commissioned by the prime minister, calls for more UK field trials and fewer EU restrictions. The Council for Science and Technology (CST) wants “public good” GM varieties to be grown and tested … Continue reading

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Immune upgrade gives ‘HIV shielding’

BBC health news reports today that doctors have used gene therapy to upgrade the immune system of 12 patients with HIV to help shield them from the virus’s onslaught. It raises the prospect of patients no longer needing to take … Continue reading

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Article on cancer genetics literacy amongst children published

Dr Rachel Iredale and Kim Madden, members of the Genomics Policy Unit at the University of South Wales, have published an article entitled Let’s talk about genes, and I don’t mean trousers: encouraging cancer genetics literacy amongst children. The article, published last … Continue reading

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