Rare Disease Film Festival 2020

What it is like to live with a rare disease? 99% of genetic conditions are classed as rare, meaning they affect fewer than 1 in 2,000 people. Currently, there are over 6,000 known rare diseases, and thanks to advances in genome sequencing new ones are being identified and described on a regular basis.

Addressing inclusion in genetic counselling

For patients receiving genetic counselling there is often a mixture of emotions and anxieties involved. The very purpose of this service is to help people make sense of who they are, what inherited risks they might face, or even come to terms with a difficult diagnosis.