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
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.
Working night shifts plays havoc with many of the body’s genes, according to UK researchers.
Reports of the imminent death of the male Y chromosome have, to quote Mark Twain, been greatly exaggerated, according to researchers.
A father’s sperm carries a “memory” of his lifestyle that can affect the health of the children he conceives, research suggests.
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
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.
“Cancer ‘signatures’ reveal origins of disease,” Sky News reports, explaining how “a team of scientists discover the genetic patterns left by complex processes which mutate DNA and lead to cancer”.
“Scientists have grown rudimentary teeth out of the most unlikely of sources, human urine,” BBC News reveals.