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Human Genetic Research: House Of Lords Debate
As the second main item of business on Tuesday 15 January (starting between about 5pm and 6pm), the House of Lords is to debate the Science and Technology Committee's recent report Human Genetic Databases: challenges and opportunities together with the Government's response. The debate will be opened by Lord Oxburgh (Ron Oxburgh, the former Rector of Imperial College) who chaired the... View News Article (2002-01-09)

The University of Surrey to lead a European Study on the Genetics of Addiction
The University of Surrey today announced that it is to lead a major European research initiative in the genetics of drug addiction, funded by an EUR8.1 million contract from the European Commission. The effort brings together eight leading public and private research organisations with the aim of identifying genes involved in addiction and advancing the development of new treatment strategies for... View News Article (2005-01-17)

Genetics expert Bert Vogelstein reviews history, challenges and future of cancer genetics research
In a plenary session scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 8 a.m. at the AACR annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Bert Vogelstein, M.D., will offer his definition of the landscape of cancer genetics research for an audience of more than 10,000 scientists. View News Article (2010-04-19)

Genetic tests could define us all as patients
Genetic science could drive a new wave of medicalisation if genetics tests are accepted without appropriate evaluation, warn researchers in this week’s BMJ. View News Article (2002-04-10)

Click for Crick - Watson and Crick portrait auctioned to support developing world geneticists
Fifty years ago this week Watson and Crick announced their discovery of the double helix - the structure of DNA - and started the genetics revolution that's led to the mapping of human genome, GM crops, genetic medicine and so much more. What will the next 50 years bring and what are the implications for the human race? The International Congress of Genetics will consider these issues in... View News Article (2003-03-17)

Media Invitation to Human Genome Meeting
As we enter what has been dubbed the "post-genomic" era, HGM2004, the annual meeting of the Human Genome Organisation (HUGO), will focus on the future of genome research. The 2004 meeting will look at what will come next in our understanding of human genetics, considering the hopes for new approaches to medicine and the implications of new research for society. HGM is an annual... View News Article (2004-02-06)

Indiana U researchers closer to finding a genetic cause of hearing loss in aging
Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine have taken a step toward understanding the genetics that make people more susceptible to the loss of hearing as they age. View News Article (2006-05-17)

Solexa Appoints Dr Simon Bennett As Business Development Director
New post reflects Solexa's progress towards commercialisation of its whole human genotyping system 1 October 2003, Little Chesterford, UK"Solexa, the UK-based company developing systems that will allow rapid sequencing of individual genomes, has announced the appointment of Dr Simon Bennett as Business Development Director. Dr Bennett was previously Director of Business Development at Oxagen... View News Article (2003-10-02)

Privately owned genetic databases may hinder diagnosis and bar the way to the arrival of personalized medicine
In response to the on-line publication by the European Journal of Human Genetics today (Wednesday) of an article by US researchers led by Dr. Robert Cook-Degan, a former member of the US Office of Technology Assessment, showing that Myriad Genetics, providers of the BRCA1/2 genetic test in the US, has amassed vast quantities of clinical data without sharing it. View News Article (2012-10-31)

New study rebuts claims about Icelandic genetic heterogeneity
There has been some controversy in the media and within the scientific research community concerning whether Icelanders are genetically homogenous or heterogeneous relative to other European populations. Following an article published in Annals of Human Genetics in January 2003 by E. '¬Ārnason, who concluded that Icelanders were one of the most heterogeneous populations in Europe, researchers... View News Article (2003-08-19)

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