We will be presenting our best research in genetics and rare diseases, answering questions, engaging in debates and presenting hands on research tables. There are over 7,000 known rare diseases, most of which are genetic.
1 in 17 people will be affected by a rare disease at some point in their lives. This amounts to a staggering 3.5 million people in the UK alone! Genetic research and research into Rare Diseases may not attract much media attention but it is of high importance for the modern developed societies.
Come see us at the Great North Museum on the 27th February 2015 (Rare Disease Day) to learn more
Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Faculty of Medical Sciences would like to invite members of the general public to attend a science packed day centred around the rare diseases and genetic research. Full program will be available shortly.