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Rare Resources Wales Focus Group

30 January, 10:30 – 14:00, Main Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4xw  Rare Resources: Design the Toolkit Calling families in Wales! Received a diagnosis of a rare, genetic or undiagnosed condition? We need your experience to help us design an information toolkit for other families in Wales.  Genetic Alliance UK, the charity... Read more »

Wales Gene Park feature in @Researchwales magazine

The latest issue of Heath and Care Research Wales’s @Researchwales magazine, which showcases Welsh Health and Social Care research, is now available Wales Gene Park features in the article ‘Developing the Next Step for Genomic Diagnostics in Wales‘ on page 10 of the publication.  

Film Screening of Wonder and Public Talk

Thursday 7th February 2019, 17.30 – 20:30 Haydn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff CF24 4HQ As part of our activities to mark Rare Disease Day 2019, join us for a FREE film screening of Wonder, based on the New York Times best seller. Wonder is the story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences... Read more »

Rare Disease Day 2019 – Welsh Parliamentary Reception

Rare Disease Day Welsh Parliamentary Reception 2019 – hosted by Darren Millar AM 6pm – 8pm, Thursday 14 February 2019, National Assembly for Wales, The Senedd Cardiff, CF99 1NA Registration is now open for this year’s Welsh Parliamentary Reception at the Senedd to mark Rare Disease Day. The theme for 2019 is: ‘Bridging health and social care’. The event will include... Read more »

Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2017-18

The Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2017- 2018 is now available here The report shows how Wales Gene Park has evolved and adapted to make the very most in Wales of the opportunities presented by genomics. A major part of what the Wales Gene Park does is to make genomic technologies available to biomedical researchers... Read more »

Wales Gene Park at Wales Festival of Innovation 2018

The fast-moving and exciting areas of genetics and genomics were highlighted as Wales Gene Park took part in the Wales Festival of Innovation 2018. For the third year, the Gene Park’s Education and Engagement team delivered a series of events to coincide with the two week-long festival, which showcases innovation in Wales to a range... Read more »

Wales’ Role in the Genomic Revolution

Wales’ Role in the Genomic Revolution

As the NHS marks its 70th anniversary this summer, Health and Care Research Wales looks at Wales’ pioneering role in this type of ‘precision medicine’ – and what this might mean for us all in the future, in their article ‘Wales’ Role in the Genomic Revolution‘.  

Research Study: What do you think genetic counselling is?

Are you or your family member affected by or at risk of a genetic condition? Want to improve the quality of genetic counselling services and how they communicate with patients? At Cardiff University, we are seeking the views of people from families affected by genetic condition, but who have NOT (yet) had genetic counselling themselves,... Read more »

Rare Disease Day 2018 Senedd Reception

Rare Disease Day 2018 Senedd Reception

A report on the annual event which brings together the rare disease community to drive forward policy and service development.

Launch of 100,000 Genomes Project in Wales

Launch of 100,000 Genomes Project in Wales

Valentines day saw the official launch of the Wales Genomic Medicine Centre which will sequence patients with undiagnosed rare genetic diseases.

Schools’ Genetics Roadshow 2017/18

Schools’ Genetics Roadshow 2017/18

Booking is now open for the School's Genetics Roadshows visiting schools and colleges across Wales in 2018.

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Engagement award for Wales Gene Park!

Engagement award for Wales Gene Park!

Wales Gene Park has been named as winner of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Engagement’ award at Cardiff University School of Medicine’s inaugural STAR awards ceremony. The awards, which recognise the achievement of excellence by members of staff across the School of Medicine, were presented by Jayne Dowden (Chief Operating Officer, Cardiff University) at Cardiff’s City... Read more »

Teachers’ Genetics Network Newsletters

Teachers’ Genetics Network Newsletters

View archived versions of our Teacher's Genetics Network newsletter and learn how to sign up and join the network.

Big Data – Linking NHS Wales and Wales Gene Park

Big Data – Linking NHS Wales and Wales Gene Park

Wales Gene Park collaborates with NHS Wales in a number of key areas. We collaborate in NHS-driven research projects, we help in the development of infrastructure to improve their diagnosis of various genetic diseases, and we provide hands-on training to key NHS research staff to ensure they can make best use of high-throughput sequencing technology.... Read more »