Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February every year, with the goal of raising awareness of rare diseases. Dr Irving is a clinical geneticist with a specialist interest in skeletal dysplasia. Here, in an interview with Guy’s and St Thomas’, she explains what her research involves.
Genetic testing is becoming somewhat of a fad, with skincare companies offering products based on your genetic makeup, and even wine companies matching your DNA to your ideal tipple. But are these tests really reliable? Clinical geneticist Dr Melita Irving breaks it down for us.