For Patients – News

Genomics After Dark @ Techniquest, 6th October 2022, 6.30 – 10pm

Genomics Partnership Wales is taking over Techniquest for one night only! Join us for an evening of fun activities that will give you an understanding of the fascinating world of genetics and genomics. Activities include: DNA Extractions Public Talks Interactive Stands Techniquest’s own hands-on exhibits Star-Tours in the planetarium Fully Licensed Bar Full event details… Read more »

Public Genomics Café, 29 Sept, 11am – 12.45pm, via Zoom – book now!

September’s café will feature relaxed talks including: Genetics & Exercise – Can Your IL-6R Gene Influence Your Exercise Choices? Dr Richard Webb, School of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University A Personal Experience of a Rare Condition Rare Disease Advocate Supporting those with Undiagnosed Conditions in Wales: the new SWAN Clinics Initiative Dr Ian Tully, All… Read more »

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 »

Genetic Alliance UK Launches Good Diagnosis Report

To coincide with Rare Disease Day 2022, Genetic Alliance UK has launched a new report, ‘Good Diagnosis: Improving the experiences of diagnosis for people living with rare conditions’. Read the full report here. PRINCIPLES OF GOOD DIAGNOSIS The experience of diagnosis is, at its essence, a very personal and individual experience. There is no one… Read more »

Tremolo – a podcast drama by Lisa Parry. Available now!

If you knew you could have a serious medical condition and could find out, would you? How could this affect your friends and family? These questions and more are explored through Harri’s story, an 18-year-old who’s just finished his exams and ready to follow his dreams. His world is turned upside down when his mother is… Read more »

New £15m genomics facility for Wales is given go ahead

    Cardiff University’s Wales Gene Park is to partner with three organisations to develop a new £15.3m state-of-the-art genomics facility in the Welsh capital, it was announced today. Genomics Partnership Wales has been granted Welsh Government approval to develop the centre at Cardiff Edge Life Sciences Park in Coryton. Wales Gene Park, which is… Read more »