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Patients with beta thalassaemia major will require monthly blood transfusions to avoid complications (Photograph: SPL)

Haematology - Thalassaemia

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Viewpoint: Is the functional medicine model the future of general practice?

Acute myeloid leukaemia: clinical review

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Clinical Review - Prader-Willi syndrome

Genetics

Rare diseases: Tuberous sclerosis

Rare diseases: Tuberous sclerosis

Dr Harry Brown explains this rare genetic disorder

Rare diseases - Fragile X syndrome

Rare diseases - Fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is associated with autism, seizures and learning difficulties,...

Poor NHS gene test access 'undermining patient care'

Poor NHS gene test access 'undermining patient care'

Poor NHS provision of genetic testing is leading to cancer patients receiving sub-optimal...

Clinical Review - Turner syndrome

Clinical Review - Turner syndrome

A clinical review, including the GP's role in the ongoing care of patients with Turner...

Genetic risk training improves GP cancer referrals

Genetic risk training improves GP cancer referrals

GPs trained in how to refer patĀ­ients at greater genetic risk of diseases to specialist...

Clinical Review - Down's syndrome
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Clinical Review - Down's syndrome

Contributed by Dr Esther Corker, specialist registrar, Dr Claire McCall, associate...

GPs should advise patients on sharing genetic risks with family

GPs should advise patients on sharing genetic risks with family

GPs involved in genetic testing should discuss sharing the patient's results with...

Drug may reverse Down's cognitive deficit

Cognitive deficits in adult patients with Down's syndrome could be reversed by treatment...

Clinical Review - Autistic spectrum disorders

Clinical Review - Autistic spectrum disorders

By Dr Jane Morris, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist, Royal Edinburgh...

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