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Raising our hands to support Rare Diseases!

Rare Disease Day 2015 Tomorrow, February 28th, is Rare Disease day. The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The campaign primarily … Continue reading

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Dr Mary Frances Lyon 1925 – 2014

It is with sadness that I learned today of the death on 25th December 2014 of Dr Mary Lyon FRS. I had only recently written about her, as someone who had been a source of inspiration to me during my … 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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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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Breast cancer gene tests may treble on Welsh NHS

According to a recent report on the BBC website the number of people being offered a breast cancer genetic test on the Welsh NHS could treble within the next few years, a leading expert says. The Welsh government is investing … Continue reading

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Telling Stories Understanding Real Life Genetics journal article published

The Glamorgan-based Telling Stories Understanding Real Life Genetics project team, led by Prof Maggie Kirk of the Genomics Policy Unit, were delighted to receive confirmation that our journal article An objective approach to evaluating an internet-delivered genetics education resource developed … 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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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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Just what the doctor ordered – Telling Stories continues to grow!

Telling Stories Understanding Real Life Genetics has expanded to incorporate educational content for doctors. Initially developed for nurses, midwives and health visitors, the stories on the website – which are from individuals with, or at risk of a genetic condition, healthcare … Continue reading

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