Pint of Science: Treasure Your Exceptions!

Grab a drink and discover the valuable insights being made from studying rare diseases

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Thirsty 46 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB41EN


Wed 16th May, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

A rare disease is one that affects fewer than 1 in 2000 people. You might wonder why anyone would dedicate their life to studying a disease when only a handful of people would benefit from a cure? Why not study one of the big killers, such as cancer, tuberculosis or malaria? The significance of rare diseases is often not realised by people outside of the field, but they can provide valuable insights into the causes and progression of far more common diseases, help us better understand the fundamentals of modern science and medicine, and also lead to the development of life-saving drugs. Patrick Short from the Wellcome Sanger Institute will be sharing his work into understanding how mutations outside of genes have a role is severe developmental disorders.

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets: £4

Please note that this venue has a disabled toilet. Food trucks will be outside the venue from 6pm.

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