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Skin Genetics Group

Skin Genetics Group

<p>Skin Genetics Group</p>

Who We Are

The Skin Genetics group is a UK-wide network linking clinical dermatologists with a specialist interest in genetic skin disorders (also known as genodermatoses). The group is focused upon championing education, research, treatment development and awareness of genetic skin disease.  A long-term aim of the group is to advance genomic literacy in dermatology.

The group was initially jointly established by the BAD and the Centre for Dermatology and Genetic Medicine (DGEM), at the University of Dundee, to form BADGEM in 2013, which was supported by funding from the Wellcome Trust. The group is now supported and part of the BAD, and functions as a sub-committee of the Research sub-committee. Rebranded as the Skin Genetics Group, it is currently chaired by Professor Neil Rajan, supported by a sub-committee comprising national experts in genetic skin disease in active practice in the UK.

What We Do

Our aim is to promote awareness of often rare genetic skin diseases, enhance understanding of pathways to diagnosis, and signpost to new treatments and research opportunities. In doing so, we hope to shorten the ‘diagnostic odyssey’ faced by individuals with genetic skin disease, and support dermatologists seeing patients in clinic.

Why Is This Important?

Advances in genetic technologies have revolutionised our understanding of inherited skin disease and promise to change the landscape of treatments available. However, genetic skin disorders are often rare, and patients still face a long journey to definite diagnosis – referred to as a ‘diagnostic odyssey.’  The Skin Genetics Group strives to champion the cause of the genetic skin disease community, and to help bridge the gap between scientific progress and clinical translation. In doing so, we aim to ensure that those affected by genetic skin diseases are represented and have a voice in the process, as well as timely access to the latest breakthroughs. Together, we can work towards a future where patients affected with genetic skin conditions, and their families, can lead healthier, more fulfilling lives, and where no one is left behind due to the rarity or complexity of their condition.

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Patient Stories

Participants from the NHS Genomic Medicine Service share their stories on how genomic medicine impacted their lives.

Getting Involved

If you are interested in receiving updates about the Skin Genetics Group (SGG), please click the button below  to complete the expression of interest form to receive news about the ongoing work of the SGG group,  opportunities to become involved in projects and meeting with the committee to discuss ideas and feedback.

Expression of Interest Form
Contact the Skin Genetics Group
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Willan House, 4 Fitzroy Square, London, W1T 5HQ
+44 (0)020 7383 0266