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King's College London - Health: More than a medical matter


British Society for Human Genetics Conference

British Society for Human Genetics
University Of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
17 September 2012 - 19 September 2012

The Annual Conference of the British Society for Human Genetics.

BioNews and the charity that publishes it, the Progress Educational Trust (PET), will have a stall at the event. The event will include presentations by Professor Marcus Pembrey (PET's Founding Chair of Trustees), James Lawford Davies (Chair of PET's Advisory Committee), and Alastair Kent (Adviser to PET).

Topics addressed at this event will include:

  • genomic medicine and challenges for the twenty-first century;

  • advances in neurodegenerative disease;

  • clinical developments in pharmacogenetics;

  • recent advances in, and public health implications of, epigenetics;

  • interpreting novel variants and making sense out of missense;

  • infertility, genetics and assisted reproductive technologies;

  • the clinical relevance of copy number variation;

  • practical research in genetic healthcare;

  • broadening the role of genetics in medicine.

Attendance fees range from £180 to £570. To register, use this online form or contact the British Society for Human Genetics at or on +44 (0)121 627 2634.

Find out more about genetics in The Rough Guide to Genes and Cloning, coauthored by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Jess Buxton (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA); and find out more about fertility/embryology regulation in Human Fertilisation and Embryology: Reproducing Regulation, coedited by BioNews Contributing Editor Dr Kirsty Horsey (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).

Further details of this event are available on the British Society for Human Genetics Conference website.

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