News and practice for genetics nurse specialists
As genomic testing becomes embedded in mainstream medicine, health professionals need to understand the role of genetics in disease
Diseases affecting the endocrine system can result in increased mortality and morbidity
Neurofibromatosis type 2 is a rare genetic condition affecting hearing, sight and balance
Many children with inherited metabolic diseases now survive to adulthood. These patients may present with complications in both primary and acute care
All health professionals need to be aware of rare disease and ensure patients receive prompt diagnosis, information and ongoing support
Laboratory-grown vaginas engineered from patients’ own cells have successfully been implanted into four teenage girls, US researchers have reported.
Sibling rivalry may extend to breastfeeding infants who keep their mothers up at night to prevent them getting pregnant, an expert has claimed.
Living skeletal muscle that not only functions like the real thing but can heal itself has been engineered by US scientists.
Leading specialists have given their backing to introducing a 99% accurate Down’s syndrome test on the NHS.
Draft rules allowing the introduction of new treatments that could see the creation of babies with three genetic parents have been announced by the government.
If I am fat, then it must be my fault, right? This is what I believed too until, after a lifetime of failed diet and exercise regimens, I was diagnosed with lipoedema, a genetic condition countless doctors, nurses, diet experts and physical trainers I consulted seemed not to have heard of.
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Behind the Headlines
“Skin cancer: Genetic mutations ‘warn of risk’,” reports BBC News today.
“HIV gene therapy using GM cells hailed a success after trial,” reports The Guardian, while the BBC tells us that an “immune upgrade” could offer “HIV shielding”.
The Times says “the anti-cancer gene fails in the sunshine”, among many reports on why people with red hair may be more susceptible to malignant melanoma – the most severe form of skin cancer.