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Genomics Showcase 14th May 2021 – register now!

What is the Genomics Showcase? Wales Gene Park is organising a new and exciting Genomics Showcase in collaboration with Genomics Partnership Wales.  The Showcase was due to take place in Cardiff City Hall, however, the pandemic has forced a move to a virtual platform for delivery, so now you can join in from the comfort… Read more »

SWAN UK CYMRU LAUNCH

Families in Wales affected by undiagnosed and rare conditions to be better supported thanks to a three year project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund in Wales. About SWAN UK SWAN stands for ‘syndromes without a name’. It is not a diagnosis, but a term used to describe a genetic condition so rare it… Read more »

Dafydd’s story – Rare Disease Day 2021

Louise Wilkinson – Rare Disease Advocate and Genomics Partnership Wales Patient and Public Sounding Board Member – shares her family’s personal experiences of her son Dafydd’s rare condition and diagnosis through genomic testing.  Dafydd – One in a Million Dafydd was a happy smiley baby and despite a difficult birth (born 2 weeks early by… Read more »

UK’s Rare Diseases Framework published

Genetic Alliance UK welcomes the publication of the UK’s Rare Diseases Framework and looks forward to working with the four nations of the UK to help deliver its aims. This is once again an almost unique piece of health policy in that it represents a commitment from the UK’s four health ministers to deliver a… Read more »

COVID-19 update from Wales Gene Park: December 2020

As lockdown restrictions eased in Wales over the summer, we were pleased to re-open our laboratories and resume practical work. Both the Genomic Sequencing lab, based in the Division of Cancer and Genetics, School of Medicine, and the Genome Editing lab, based in the School of Biosciences, in Cardiff University are open for business. Things… Read more »

Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2019 – 2020

The Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2019 – 2020 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… Read more »

Launch of ‘Rare Reality of COVID-19’ Report & Patient Experience Survey

Launch of the ‘Rare Reality of COVID-19’ report: Today Genetic Alliance UK has launched its report on the Rare Reality of COVID-19 for patients and families affected by rare and genetic conditions. The report presents findings from the EURORDIS Rare Barometer COVID-19 Experience Survey, and from Genetic Alliance UK’s weekly community meetings during the months… Read more »