The British Society for Genetic Medicine (BSGM) represents
health professionals working in specialised genetic services in the
NHS and scientists and health professionals in medical
The society welcomes anyone working professionally within human
genetics in the UK. People who are not based in the UK can become
overseas affiliates; they are not eligible for election to the
council, but otherwise enjoy the same privileges as full
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Information on Genetics, Education and Resources.
Over 50 members attended despite the weather causing major
travel disruptions due to a freak storm the previous day in
Newcastle. The guest lecture 'Mitochondrial Disease & Genetics'
was given by Dr Bobby McFarland from the Mitochondrial Research
Group, Newcastle University. Lauren Roberts from SWAN, Syndromes Without a
Name, gave a fascinating talk about her work with families from
SWAN. Lauren showed photos set to music of some of the
'SWANs'. A group of SWAN parents came along to the study day
and took part in a thought provoking Q&A session about their
involvement and attitude to research.
Rebecca Hill, Genetics Editor at Progress Educational Trust
asked some GenRes members to explain why support staff are crucial
to successful clinical genetic studies and wrote an
article for the January 2013 BSHG Newsletter.
See the full programme
of events for further information.
We were sorry to hear of the passing of one of our founding
fathers, Professor Rodney Harris. This obituary
from Professor Gareth Evans tells you more about his remarkable
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