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Tyneside’s Genetic Pioneers: How the NHS changed our world – BBC

Ground-breaking work by genetic and medical experts at Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals, housed at the Centre for Life, features in a BBC programme celebrating 70 years of the NHS.

On the anniversary, presenter, Kirsten O’Brien looks to the next 70 years and tells the story of genetic medicine on Tyneside.

All under one roof at the Centre For Life, clinicians, researchers and entrepreneurs at the Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working to better understand our genetic make-up and its links to our health. 

They feature in “How the NHS Changed our world: Tyneside’s Genetic Pioneers” on BBC 1 (North East and Cumbria) on Wednesday, June 20th at 7pm.

It will be repeated on BBC 2 on Friday June 29th, 7pm.

The International Centre for Life is a science village in the heart of Newcastle. It incorporates an internationally-renowned research institute belonging to Newcastle University, several NHS clinics delivering cutting-edge fertility and regenerative medicine, and houses young and established biotechnology companies and the Life Science Centre, which is an award-winning visitor attraction and educational facility.

You can read the full press release on the University Press Office Page.

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published on: 20 June 2018