Faculty of Medical Sciences

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Genetics Matters

Date/Time: 25th February 2017, 1-6 pm

Venue: Discovery Museum

Our annual Genetics Matters event celebrating rare disease research in the North East is coming back this year! Come see us at the Discovery Museum on the 25th of February for a cuppa, a chat, some hands on science and to find out where we’re up to in trying to find cures for rare genetic conditions.

"Genetics Matters" annual event serves to showcase genetic research and to give the patient and charity organisations a voice and a platform to interact with the members of general public. The theme of the Rare Disease Day in 2017 is "Research", recognising the state-of-the-art research into rare diseases in the UK and the crucial role that patients play in research by voicing their needs and instigating change. We would like patients or members of patient families to be present on the day and actively participate, sharing the presenting with our scientists. We believe that the patients' voice is important in directing the course of scientific research and that it is important to remember that behind the tubes and microscope slides there is also a human story, and that we are all working towards a common goal.

This event is free to attend, however, the places are limited. To register, please provide your details below.