ScotGEN News Archive
Below is a full list of ScotGEN news and events which have been archived.
New genetics/genomics competence framework
New genetics/genomics competence framework - learning outcomes, published by National Genetics Education and Development Centre.
Follow this link for the 2nd report on the revised genetics/genomics competence framework for nursing, which incorporates learning outcomes and practice indicators.
The final report for nursing will set out this framework alongside some appropriate resources and other areas of the curriculum where genetics/genomics could be incorporated. A similar series of reports is being prepared for midwifery.
Published : 02/06/2011 | Author : Mrs S Sutherland
Study uncovers new diabetes genes
BBC Scotland: Study uncovers new diabetes genes.
Twelve new genes linked with type 2 diabetes have been found in a study into the differences in people's DNA and their risk of having the condition.
Published : 27/07/2010 | Author : Mrs S Sutherland
Genes and Life - providing a simple introduction to genetics
Genes and Life, originally released in CD format, is now available as an education DVD. Produced in partnership with the University of Central lancashire, this programme helps people better understand why their genes can have an impact on their health. The programme, which is divided into several video clips, offers simple answers to various questions, including:
What are genes?
Why should we know more about our genes?
How might genes impact on my health?
What is a genetic illness?
How might genes improve the safety and effectiveness of medicines?
Genes and Life is the perfect programme for people who are seeking a basic introduction to genetics and who are curious to learn about why improving our knowledge of genetics will influence the future of our healthcare.
Normally priced at £10, the Genes and Life DVD is currently on offer at £6.50 (incl p&p). To read more go to http://www.innervate.co.uk/ or http://www.pcgs.org.uk/ and click on the "Genes and Life" button, where you will also be able to order a copy.
Revenue generated from the sales of the DVD will be used to support the Primary Care Genetics Society.
Published : 15/09/2009 | Author : Mrs S Sutherland
New gene for autism gives hope for future
Scientists at the University of Aberdeen have discovered that abnormalities in a gene important for learning and memory are a cause of autism. Read more here.
Published : 30/06/2009 | Author : Mrs S Sutherland
ScotGEN's new look website goes live!
The new, updated website goes live on Thursday June 11th. Although still a work in progress, it now offers a variety of resources and tools which will enhance your teaching and learning.
Keep watching the website for further developments!
Published : 11/06/2009 | Author : Mrs S Sutherland