Moore’s Law? Bingo!

There is a game played frequently at genome sequencing conferences that helps to sustain many a flagging attendee. It’s called Moore’s Law Bingo and the rules, if they exist at all, can be summarised as follows. Every time a delegate references Moore’s Law, say by presenting a plot of plummeting sequencing costs or by making… Read more »

The Impact of Genomics on Public Health

25 & 26 April 2013. The Impact of Genomics on Public Health This event, which will give an excellent overview of all developments in this area, will be very useful for staff working in public health, in planning and commissioning, for researchers and other health care professionals who want to better understand genomic developments and… Read more »

Neurofibromatoses and Rasopathies

30 September & 1 October 2013. Recent Developments in Neurofibromatoses and Rasopathies: their management, diagnosis and current and future therapeutic avenues This international meeting will provide a most comprehensive and up to date account of recent developments in this field. Internationally recognized experts from the UK, Europe and the USA will speak on neurofibromatoses and… Read more »

Teachers’ Genetics Network

Established in 2006, the Teachers’ Genetics Network is aimed at biology teachers wishing to be kept up-to-date with the latest genetics and genomics information. Free to join, members receive a termly e-newsletter with information on relevant topics, links to educational websites and resources and news about Wales Gene Park events (such as the Sixth Form… Read more »

Living with Genetic Conditions

Living with Genetic Conditions was piloted in Cardiff in 2006 and Swansea early in 2007 and is aimed at post-16 students. The event starts with a genetic counsellor discussing a genetic condition and then someone with personal experience of the condition gives their story. This is followed by an open discussion with the students. It… Read more »

Cancer Genetics

We focus on the discovery of new knowledge of the mechanisms that underlie tumour development and application of this knowledge to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Our goal is to identify the genetic causes of tumour development and translate that research into medical practice. Our Team Dr Ming Shen, Package Lead Dr Jian… Read more »

Patients and Families

  We engage with patients and their families, bringing their priorities to the fore in genetic research, health policy and service development. What we do Wales Gene Park engages with charities, support groups and other voluntary bodies and helps to bring their priorities to researchers, policy-makers and those who develop and deliver services. Patient and… Read more »

Education and Public Engagement

We focus on enhancing the awareness and understanding of genetics, engaging with health and science professionals, schools, colleges, and the public.   Follow @WalesGenePark New genetic and genomic knowledge has profound implications for healthcare and society at large. Through our education and engagement activities the Wales Gene Park enhances the understanding of genetics and genomics… Read more »

Genome Editing and Transgenics

We support researchers throughout Wales and beyond with genome editing and transgenic technologies. Transgenics is a powerful biomedical tool for modeling genetic disease, understanding pathophysiology and assessing new treatments for significant diseases such as cancer, dementia and many others. Wales Gene Park supports the development of genome editing and transgenic technologies and the production and use of the… Read more »

Next Generation Sequencing

We provide bespoke sequencing and bioinformatic analysis to biomedical research scientists throughout Wales. High-throughput (Next Generation) sequencing is a new, rapidly developing technology, of fundamental importance to modern genetics research in general and biomedical research in particular. We provide high-throughput sequencing technology for genetic research in Wales and provide expert support and advice to encourage… Read more »