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Further Information about Prisca
As you may have read, we sadly lost our dear friend and colleague Prisca Middlemiss just before Christmas. For further information about arrangements for Prisca's funeral and donations in lieu of flowers, please click here.
Prisca Middlemiss, RIP
It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear colleague and friend Prisca Middlemiss, Unique's Senior Information Officer, has passed away suddenly. Please click here for more details
Giving Tuesday 2016
Unique is pleased to be a part of the #GivingTuesday 2016 Campaign, joining the global movement! #GivingTuesday, led in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is on Tuesday 29th November and follows the huge retail sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It's the perfect antidote to the shopping frenzy and encourages people to do something good for the causes they care about. To support Unique this #givingtuesday please CLICK HERE. Thank you!
NEW for 2016: Christmas Cards
Support Unique and raise awareness of the cause at the same time.....Three brand new Christmas card designs for this year plus reductions on designs from 2015. Click here to see and buy yours now.
Autumn 2016 Magazine Now Available
Click here for link to Unique's Autumn 2016 magazine for registered members. You'll need to log in to the members' area to be able to view and download it.
Vote for Unique to win an Aviva Community Fund grant!
Please show your support for Unique and vote for us to win an Aviva Community Fund grant to help us run more of our regional family days for our members. Voting is online and you can cast your vote by clicking here.
New Information Guide to 2q13 Microduplications - Families Wanted!
We would very much like to hear from families with a "pure" 2q13 microduplication in order to gather information for a new guide we are preparing. This guide will only be about people with small duplications confined to 2q13 alone rather than those with larger duplications of 2q, with changes in different regions of chromosome 2 or with 2q13 microduplications accompanied by different chromosome disorders. Our registered families affected by 2q13 microduplications will be contacted directly but if you are not yet a member of Unique and have a 2q13 microduplication in your family and would like to know more about this new guide, please send an email to Of course, anyone with any rare chromosome disorder is very welcome to join Unique and should email for free membership.
Children with an extra sex chromosome
Professor Dorothy Bishop at Oxford University is in the final stages of a research study investigating the nature and consequences of an additional X or Y chromosome. She needs to recruit additional cases with triple X syndrome (trisomy X) aged between 5 and 16 years. Please click here for more information.
Unique's new single gene disorder guides page
We have now brought together on one page all our information guides to some single gene disorders. We'll be adding new guides as the weeks go by, thanks to the very generous efforts of clinician authors expert in these disorders and to the DDD project. Click here to read more
BioNews is a weekly email news digest published by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) to provide balanced and accurate news on the latest developments in human genetics and fertility treatment as well as stem cell and embryo research. BioNews covers the science, law and policy in all these areas. Click here for more information