On Wednesday 21 April we held a virtual information event so people could come along and find out more about undiagnosed genetic conditions and hear from some of our SWAN UK families whose children are affected by them.
We also heard the following talks from some amazing genomics professionals:
- ‘So, what’s a genome?’ – Professor Matt Hurles, Deciphering Developmental Disorders Project
- ‘History of genetic testing’ – Dr Sian Morgan, Head of Laboratory, All Wales Medical Genomics Service
- ‘Why does genetic testing take so long?’ – Professor Jill Clayton-Smith, The University of Manchester
The event was rounded off with an engaging panel discussion about whether any genetic conditions will still be undiagnosed in 10 years time. This was led by Professor Jill Clayton-Smith (The University of Manchester), Dr Andrew Fry (Clinical Geneticist and Director of Wales Gene Park), Professor Matt Hurles (Deciphering Developmental Disorders Project) and Professor David Fitzpatrick (University of Edinburgh).
The information day was a great success and we hope that everyone who came along found it really informative.