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Rare Mind

This venue has step-free access and accessible toilets
Past event - 2023
22 May Doors 7pm
Event 7.30pm to 9.30pm
The Station Tavern, 2 Station Square,
Cambridge CB1 2GA
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Cambridge is a world leader in brains and genetics and tonight's speakers have been unravelling the connections between each. Nestle down for an evening of captivating storytelling as our researchers take us on a journey through the brain where faulty genes can spell disaster.

Brains and Genes: A Global Journey

Dr Kate Baker (Programme Leader, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge)
Dr Reem (Eema) Al-Jawahiri (Research Associate, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge)
How many people does it take to discover a new genetic disorder? How do you prove it's real? And how can we make genetic diagnosis count for the pioneering patients and families leading the wave of new discoveries? Join Kate and Eema on a journey from Aylesbury to Amman, Munich to Melbourne, and have your say on what these researchers do next. Rare Diseases don't stop with a diagnosis. Kate and Eema's research bridges the gap between getting a label and real-life problems for people with developmental brain disorders and their families.

Sleep in Huntington's Disease

Natalia Owen (MPhil Candidate, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge)
A parent with the Huntington's disease gene has one good copy of the gene and one faulty copy. So there's a: 50:50 chance that their children develop it. They might have trouble concentrating and experience memory lapses, depression, stumbling and clumsiness, involuntary jerking and mood swings. Natalia is watching people snooze and working out what difference sleep makes.
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