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Genetics Specialty

The Genetics Specialty is one of 30 specialties, which bring together communities of clinical practice to provide national networks of research expertise. It is made up of research-interested clinicians and practitioners who work at both national and local levels to ensure the studies that are included in our national portfolio of research are delivered successfully in the NHS. By “successfully” we mean ensuring that studies recruit the right amount of patients within planned timescales.

The Genetics Specialty supports the delivery and promotion of clinical research studies in a wide range of areas, including:

  • Rare diseases
  • Causes and prevention of birth defects
  • Common disorders such as familial cancer, and
  • genetic approaches to their treatment and prevention

The NENC Genetics Specialty Group includes the following groups and key members:

  • Neuromuscular Research Group- Professor Kate Bushy, Professor Volker Straub and Professor Hanns Lochmuller
  • Cancer Prevention – Professor Sir John Burn and Dr Gillian Borthwick
  • Alex Henderson
  • Professor Judith Goodship
  • Dr Michael Wright
  • Dr Paul Brennan

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