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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Rare, Well Done: Progress and challenges in rare genetic disorders

Posted by , on 27 August 2020

A distorted, multicoloured dna fingerprinting gel.In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Dr Kat Arney takes a look at the progress that’s been made in tackling rare genetic disorders (and the challenges that remain) and we hear from a prenatal genetic counsellor about how new tests are helping people carrying genetic variations make decisions about starting a family.

With Dr Ron Jortner (founder and CEO of Masthead Biosciences and trustee of the Cambridge Rare Disease Network) and Genetic counsellor Kira Dineen.

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