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3G Public Genetics Conference, North Wales

10am to 2pm, Wednesday 21st November 2018, Catrin Finch Centre, Wrexham, LL11 2HS Like to find out more about the fascinating field of DNA, genetics and genomics and discover how it affects our everyday lives? Join us for the 3rd Wales Gene Park 3G conference! Hear experts speak on a range of DNA and genetics-related topics. The... Read more »

Public talk: The Welsh Plan to Transform Patient Care with Genomics

8th November 2018, 7pm, Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3AQT Join us to hear a panel of expert speakers from Genomics Partnership Wales (GPW) and The 100,000 Genomes Project in Wales talk on The Welsh Plan to Transform Patient Care with Genomics. The Welsh Government’s ambitious plan, the ‘Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy’, aims... 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 »

Schools’ Screening – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom & genetics talk

Free schools’ screening of JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM with post-film talk from lecturer and TV broadcaster Dr Rhys Jones! 8th November 2018, 10am to 12.50pm, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Cardiff CF5 1QE Wales Gene Park and Into Film Cymru present a free, unique screening of the film Jurassic Work: Fallen Kingdom as part of the Into Film... 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‘.  

Sixth Form Genetics Conference – booking now open!

Tuesday 20th November 2018, William Aston Hall, Wrexham Wednesday 28th November 2018 St David’s Hall, Cardiff Spotlight on Genetics and Genomics will be the 8th Wales Gene Park Sixth Form Genetics Conference. Aimed at year 12 and 13 biology students, this free event will look at how discoveries in the rapidly-advancing areas of DNA, genetics... Read more »

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 »