Genomics After Dark @ Techniquest – 6th October

Genomics After Dark – 6th October @ Techniquest   We’re taking over Techniquest for one night only!    Organised by Wales Gene Park, join us for an evening of free, fun activities that will give you an insight into the fascinating world of genetics and genomics.  As well as access to the 100+ hands-on exhibits, you’ll get […]

Join our Sounding Board- 2022 Applications now open!

Join our Sounding Board- 2022 Applications now open! Interested in having your voice heard? We’re looking to recruit individuals with a range of experiences to join our Sounding Board! We know the issues surrounding genomics are complex and want to work with members of the public, to help us shape the future of Genomics. Join […]

Undiagnosed Children’s Day 2022

Undiagnosed Children’s Day 2022 Approximately 6000 children are born in the UK each year with a genetic condition which is likely to remain undiagnosed and around 50% of children currently undergoing genetic testing won’t get a diagnosis. SWAN UK (Syndrome Without a Name) is currently the only UK based support specifically for these children and […]

Virtual Public Genomics Café: 26th April, 11am – 12.45pm

Virtual Public Genomics Café: 26th March, 11am-12.45pm April’s café will feature relaxed talks including: Mini-guts for Cancer Research Angharad Walters & Becky Truscott, Inherited Tumour Syndromes Research Group, Cardiff University An update on the new All-Wales SWAN (Syndromes Without a Name) clinics Dr Graham Shortland, Rare Disease Implementation Group Involving Patients to Shape Genomics in […]

Genomics Delivery Plan for Wales: Mapping Our Future

Genomics Delivery Plan for Wales: Mapping Our Future The launch of Genome UK: the future of healthcare (HM Government, 2020) by the UK Government in September 2020 has placed a sharp focus on genomics and the involvement and contribution of all UK nations in its implementation. Over the past year Wales’ Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy  has undergone […]

Tremolo: A Podcast Drama by Lisa Parry

Tremolo: A Podcast Drama by Lisa Parry Tremolo, launched March 3rd, is a podcast drama produced by Illumine Theatre in partnership with Wales Gene Park and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, supported by the Genetics Society. Written by Cardiff-based playwright Lisa Parry (Co-director of Illumine Theatre), this powerful podcast gives an insight into the question of whether […]

Young People’s Genomics Café, 3rd March 2022 : A review

Young People’s Genomics Café, 3rd March 2022 : A review People’s Genomics Café of 2022 was held earlier this month. A informal way to find out more about genomics, medicine and health, the cafes are held in conjunction with Genomics Partnership Wales as part of their engagement activities around the Genomics for Precision Medicine Strategy launched […]

Rare Disease Day 2022: A Review

Rare Disease Day 2022: A Review Rare Disease Day is a globally-coordinated and patient-led initiative which aims to raise awareness of the 300 million people across the globe living with rare disease, as well as their families and carers. The movement works towards achieving equity in healthcare, social opportunities and access to treatment and therapies […]

The Hunt for Coronavirus Variants

The Hunt for Coronavirus Variants Hunting for variants requires a concerted effort. Wales as well as the rest of the United Kingdom were one of the first countries to implement nationwide genomic surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 as early as March 2020. Surveillance involves monitoring COVID positive samples from Hospitals, Health and Care workers and the wider […]

Sequencing 100,000 COVID-19 Genomes

Celebrating the Sequencing of 100,000 Genomes: Pathogen Genomics Unit

Sequencing 100,000 Covid-19 Genomes at the Pathogen Genomics Unit The world-leading Pathogen Genomics Unit (PenGU) at Public Health Wales has now genomically sequenced more than 100,000 COVID-19 samples. The data that comes from the sequencing of the samples is vital in monitoring how the virus is developing in Wales, and to identify new variants and […]