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North West Coast GMC nominated for an HSJ Award

Congratulations to the NWC GMC on being nominated for a Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award in the category ‘Improving Outcomes Through Learning andDevelopment’ for “Bringing Genomics...

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Liverpool Shine Walk

Our wonderful NWC GMC Lab staff are extending their care to Cancer Research UK by walking in the Liverpool Shine Walk 10K on 8th September. You can support them by sponsoring & retweeting for this...

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100,000 Genomes Project: Consent Evaluation

Wed 4 Jan 2017

By studying the function and the structure of the human genome (genomics) scientists can begin to establish the precise causes of disease.

Posted by: Caroline Benjamin PhD MSc BSc RGN GCRB Registered Genetic Counsellor

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Introducing the Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Group

Tue 9 Feb 2016

I am the Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Lead for the NorthWest Coast Genomic Medicine Centre, delivering the 100,000 Genome Project.

Posted by: Keith Wilson, Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) Lead for the NorthWest Coast

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Genomics pioneers on the edge of a new frontier

Mon 25 Jan 2016

After the Frontline Festival of Genomics brought together experts and thought leaders in London, the Chief Scientific Officer for England, Professor Sue Hill, highlights the crucial role the NHS is playing in forging a new path for personalised medicine:

Posted by: Professor Sue Hill

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#Genomes100K & Me: Happy Birthday North West Coast!

Wed 23 Dec 2015

Happy Birthday North West Coast!

Posted by: Dr Victoria McKay, ST6 Registrar in Clinical Genetics

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Ever typed '100,000' into your Google search bar?

Mon 7 Dec 2015

You may be surprised to see the 100,000 Genomes Project come first.

Posted by: Sue Hill

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NWC GMC 100,000 Genomes Project Blog - All Things 'Omics #LevelUp

Thu 22 Oct 2015

Being a clinical geneticist, I'm a bit biased by my love of all things DNA. We can learn so much from a series of letters and numbers that give us insight into a person's genetic code. These instructions build a human being - and cause conditions and disease when those instructions go wrong or are faulty...

Posted by: Dr Victoria McKay, ST6 Registrar in Clinical Genetics, Liverpool Women's

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NWC GMC 100,000 Genomes Project Blog - Hearts and Minds Part 2

Fri 16 Oct 2015

Fits, faints, funny turns. Falls. Seizures, epilepsy. Floppy muscles, stiff muscles, muscles that can't be controlled. Wobbly walks, stiff walks, difficulty walking at all.

Posted by: Dr Victoria McKay, ST6 Registrar in Clinical Genetics, Liverpool Women's

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NWC GMC 100,000 Genomes Project Blog - Hearts and Minds Part 1

Wed 7 Oct 2015

Most people know someone who has had a heart attack. Football fans will know of high profile cases such as Fabrice Muamba who collapsed on the pitch in March 2012. How many people really know the difference between the two? How many people know someone with a genetic heart condition?

Posted by: Dr Victoria McKay, ST6 Registrar in Clinical Genetics, Liverpool Women's

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#Genomes100K & Me: Quarter of a Century!

Wed 23 Sep 2015

We've reached a quarter of a century here on the North West Coast; not in age, but with more than 25 families already booked in to take part in the 100,000 Genomes Project!

Posted by: Dr Victoria McKay, ST6 Registrar in Clinical Genetics

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#Genomes100K & Me - Zebra Time...

Wed 26 Aug 2015

When we are in medical school, we are all taught to "think horses not zebras." This means that if you look out across a field and see four-legged, black and white animals with a mane, they are much more likely to be horses than zebras...

Posted by: Posted by Dr Victoria McKay, ST6 Registrar in Clinical Genetics

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