June’s café will feature informal, public-friendly talks including: Providing genomic testing for cancer patients: the whys, the hows & the next steps Sally Spillane, All Wales Medical Genomics Service Data linkage to investigate the health impacts of carrier status for cystic fibrosis Rob Maddison, Cardiff University A Personal Account of Williams Syndrome Liz Martin, Williams… Read more »
For Patients – News
Recruiting now: Genomics Partnership Wales Patient & Public Sounding Board
Genomics Partnership Wales are now accepting applications to join their Patient and Public Sounding Board. This is an exciting opportunity for a range of individuals to join the conversation on the future of genomics in Wales. GPW are committed to working with patients and members of the public, to explain things in a clear and… Read more »
Young People’s Genomics Café Weds 24 May, 6 – 7.30pm, Zoom – book now!
Are you a young person interested in finding out more about genomics and health, or affected by a rare or genetic condition? Join us! These events are aimed at those aged 16 to 25. May’s café will feature relaxed talks including: From Silence to Sound: Finding My Voice as a Rare Disease Patient Melissa Martin,… Read more »
Audio Drama ‘Tremolo’ Wins BBC Award!
Wales Gene Park is delighted to announce that ‘Tremolo’ actor Gareth Elis (pictured below) won the Marc Beeby Award for Best Debut Performance at the recent BBC Audio Drama Awards 2023! ‘Tremolo’ by Lisa Parry, a collaboration between Wales Gene Park, Illumine Theatre and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Genetics Society, is a thought-provoking, bilingual podcast… Read more »
Podcast drama Tremolo nominated for BBC Audio Drama Awards!
The podcast drama Tremolo – a collaboration between Wales Gene Park, Illumine Theatre and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Genetics Society – has been nominated for two BBC Audio Drama Awards! The awards celebrate the range, originality and cut-through quality of audio drama on air and online and give recognition to the creativity of actors,… Read more »
Wales Gene Park Update December 2022
As 2022 draws to a close, it is a pleasure to share with you a few highlights from Wales Gene Park, demonstrating the breadth of our activities and inviting you to contribute to future highlights.
Genomics Delivery Plan for Wales 2022 – 2025 Launched
Genomics is amongst the most exciting arenas of 21st century healthcare and will give us previously unimaginable opportunities to better understand illness, improve patient outcomes and transform lives. Personalised medicine, testing and other genetic adaptations and innovations using new methods, tools and technologies will shape the future of modern medicine. The Genomics Delivery Plan for… Read more »
Britain’s first SWAN Clinic offers hope for patients in Wales with syndromes so rare they don’t have a name
Britain’s first SWAN (syndrome without a name) Clinic has opened at the University Hospital of Wales — offering hope to children and adults with syndromes so rare they don’t have a name. Commissioned by Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) and funded by Welsh Government, the SWAN Clinic has been established by Cardiff and Vale… Read more »
Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2021-22
The Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2021 – 2022 is now available here. Welsh version of Wales Gene Park Annual Report 2021 – 22 can be found here
Wales Rare Diseases Action Plan 2022 – 2026 Launched
The families of people with rare diseases may have to undertake a long journey to find a to find a diagnosis (often called a diagnostic odyssey); there may be ignorance of their condition and as a result their care may be uncoordinated and individuals might not have access to the best treatment options. The Wales Rare Diseases… Read more »