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August 15, 2012

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» Using genomic information – what makes an expert?

Thanks to the joys of Twitter I have come across an interesting article in ScienceInsider (a news magazine and part of the online presence of the journal Science). Keeping it in the family describes Manuel Corpas’ (a bioinformatician at the … Continue reading

October 21, 2010

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» The Police DNA Database – Science Cafe Swansea

An indispensible means to fighting crime? A threat to civil liberties?

Advances in DNA technology have revolutionised the way the police can protect the public. The creation of a Police DNA Database has helped them to identify offenders and secure convictions such as in the case of Sarah Payne. Crimes which had been previously unsolved for several years have now been solved.

At present, a DNA sample is taken at a person’s arrest. However, the Home Office has recently announced that even if a person is not found guilty, their information will be held on the Database for a number of years. Some people believe that information from innocents should not be held on the Database.  Others call for the DNA Database to include everyone living or visiting the UK. What do you think?

Have your say at the Science Cafe Swansea.

When?: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 7.30pm Where? The Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea

Speaker: Prof Steve Bain, Swansea University

This event is FREE. For more information contact Claudine Anderson
Public Engagement Officer at The Wales Gene Park  Tel:  02920 475475

May 10, 2010

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» Exhibition of artwork by young people from Butetown Youth Pavilion and Parc Prison

Exhibition of artwork by young people from Butetown Youth Pavilion and Parc Prison

The young people produced the artwork during a Wales Gene Park led project which aimed to engage young people with the social and ethical aspects surrounding genetics and to support Cardiff university staff in taking part in public engagement.

The exhibition will be displayed at BayArt on Bute Street, Cardiff, on Wednesday 19 May, 7-9pm.

Entry is free but RSVP is essential.

Please respond by Monday 17 May to Claudine: Email: andersoncn@cf.ac.uk, Tel. 029 2047 5475

Refreshments will be served.

www.engagingwales.org/the-1000-genome

November 10, 2008

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» DNA database on trial

On Saturday (8th November 2008) I was lucky enough to be able to attend a very successful event organised by Dr Rachel Iredale at Cardiff Crown Court at which a jury of young people was asked to deliberate on the National DNA Database. To support this event, young offenders from Parc prison designed and constructed a DNA model, which stood in the dock througout the trial. They also created the large banner which hung as a backdrop from the railings of the public gallery. Both items were well designed and constructed, and added to the atmosphere of the event. You can see both the model and the banner in the attached photograph. Congratulations to all concerned.

DNA trial artwork