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Researching together: from ideas to impact (CRICS seminar series on Innovation in Research Approaches)

The third monthly seminar of CRICS seminar series on Innovation in Research Approaches was held today. Professor Ruth Northway and her team gave an excellent talk on ‘Researching together: from ideas to impact’. They presented their work on innovative approaches … Continue reading

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Criticism over NHS Down’s syndrome test availability

According to BBC new, a new screening test for Down’s syndrome is still not available across the Welsh NHS, six years after guidelines said it should be. In 2008 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said all … Continue reading

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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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GPU at the CWM Taff Health Board R & D Conference

The 2013 CWM Taf Health Board Research and Development Conference was held at the University of South Wales, Glyntaf Campus, on the 26th November. The conference was well attended with some interesting talks and a range of poster presentations. GPU … Continue reading

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Massive DNA volunteer hunt begins

Scientists are looking for 100,000 volunteers prepared to have their DNA sequenced and published online for anyone to look at, the BBC Health News reports. The UK Personal Genome Project could provide a massive free tool for scientists to further … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer aggression test ‘may avoid needless ops’

According to the BBC Health News today, a prostate cancer test, which predicts how aggressive a tumour is, could spare men unnecessary operations, researchers suggest. Early data, presented at the National Cancer Research Institute conference, suggests a genetic test can tell … Continue reading

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UK government backs three-person IVF

According to BBC News today, the UK looks set to become the first country to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people, after the government backed the IVF technique. It will produce draft regulations later this year … Continue reading

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Public consultation begins: Three people, one baby

According to BBC news today, a public consultation has been launched to discuss the ethics of using three people to create one baby. The technique could be used to prevent debilitating and fatal “mitochondrial” diseases, which are passed down only from … Continue reading

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International survey on antenatal/newborn screening practice for genetic conditions

Since its launch three weeks ago, GPU international survey on antenatal/newborn screening has already received over 200 responses from more than 30 countries. Are you a health professional with an interest in genetics? It’s not too late to take part … Continue reading

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