Genetics Knowledge Park


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Genetics Knowledge Park

In 2002, the UK Departments of Health and Trade and Industry established 6 Genetics Knowledge Parks with the aim of translating genetics research into clinical practice.
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The Northern Genetics Knowledge Park, based at Newcastle's Centre for Life, is to bid for a share of the pounds 50m announced yesterday by ministers for research into genetic therapies - which treat conditions by replacing "faulty genes.
Northern Genetics Knowledge Park director Professor John Burn - who advised the Government on the White Paper - and Centre for Life chairman Dr Matt Ridley were among around 25 experts to yesterday join the Health Secretary and Tony Blair in Downing Street as the cash injection was announced.
Developments such as the Wales Gene Park, a multi-million-pound virtual genetics knowledge park, have been made possible through the two institutes' partnership.

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