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Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) is a progressive genetic condition which causes severe disability and is life-limiting.

The A-T Society supports families to live their lives to the full and funds medical research.

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Gene-editing advance: implications for A-T

There has been a lot of media coverage over the last couple of days of the news that scientists in Oregon have for the first time managed to edit the DNA of a human embryo (effectively a fertilised egg) to remove a mutation which if left would give rise to a serious genetic condition. In this article, we explore the implications of this advance for people living with A-T.

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David Hart

The life of David Hart, who had AT and died at the end of August, was celebrated in an obituary in the Scotsman. Please click 'read more' below to find a link to the paper's website.

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Events

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    Caritas Harmony Choir - tickets on sale now!

    Winners of two significant choral awards at The Bedfordshire Festival of Music in 2016, Caritas Harmony Choir will be performing this October in support of the A-T Society. Combining a love of music with support for good causes, the ladies will be performing a medley of popular songs from musicals such as Hushabye Mountain from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Another Op'nin, Another Show from Kiss Me Kate, Some Enchanted Evening from South Pacific as well as other familiar pieces including Rhythm of Life and Bridge over Troubled Water. The concert will be held at Rothamsted Conference Centre, West Common, Harpenden on Saturday 21st October at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now - £10 adult ticket (children under 12 years - free).

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    Family Weekend - 14th & 15th October

    We are so looking forward to welcoming many of our families at our annual A-T family weekend at Radisson Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport. We're delighted to announce that the event is fully booked with over 200 people attending. Whilst the agenda is action packed, there will be plenty of time for everyone to catch up with old friends and make some new ones too. If you’re attending you will have received an information pack in the post with everything you need to know so don't forget to bring this with you. Click on the 'read more' button below for a quick guide to all the essential information you'll need for the A-T family weekend.

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