Would you Want to Find out About an Inherited Genetic Condition?

This week’s Health Check is a special programme about living with genetic disorders. Speaking to contributors to the book The Story Within, Claudia discusses the impossibly difficult decisions that arise - whether, when and how to intervene and whether and how best to involve family members – and how life can be irrevocably changed by the discovery of a family history of genetic mutation.

To guide Claudia through the issues raised and examine the extraordinary advances being made in genetics, she is joined by Sir John Burn. He is professor of Clinical Genetics at Newcastle University and a world authority on genetics.

(Picture: DNA autoradiogram: Autoradiograms are used for finding the base sequence of a segment of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Credit: Science Photo library)

Release date:

Available now

29 minutes

Last on

Sun 16 Feb 2014 05:32 GMT

Zika: a new pandemic?

Zika virus emerggency talks

The explosive spread and impact of the mosquito-borne virus.