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Unique's Spring 2017 Magazine Now Available
Click here for link to Unique's Spring 2017 magazine for registered members. You'll need to log in to the members' area to be able to view and download it.
My Genome Sequence animation from GOSH
Click here to see a great new animation from GOSH. Discover what your genome is and how the technology behind whole genome sequencing works.
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Calling Unique Superheroes!!!
Pull on your cape and join thousands of fellow runners (including some Unique superheroes....) for the London Superhero run. It's in Regent's Park on Sunday 14th May. You just need to raise a minimum of £100 and you get FREE costume. Don't worry, it's not a race and should be taken at your own pace, whether you run, walk or jog. Bring the whole family along or do it solo and make friends along the way - it's sure to be a day you never forget.... Please email for details.
Further Information about Prisca
As you may have read, we sadly lost our dear friend and colleague Prisca Middlemiss just before Christmas. For further information about arrangements for Prisca's funeral and donations in lieu of flowers, please click here.
Prisca Middlemiss, RIP
It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce that our dear colleague and friend Prisca Middlemiss, Unique's Senior Information Officer, has passed away suddenly. Please click here for more details
Giving Tuesday 2016
Unique is pleased to be a part of the #GivingTuesday 2016 Campaign, joining the global movement! #GivingTuesday, led in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), is on Tuesday 29th November and follows the huge retail sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It's the perfect antidote to the shopping frenzy and encourages people to do something good for the causes they care about. To support Unique this #givingtuesday please CLICK HERE. Thank you!
NEW for 2016: Christmas Cards
Support Unique and raise awareness of the cause at the same time.....Three brand new Christmas card designs for this year plus reductions on designs from 2015. Click here to see and buy yours now.
Vote for Unique to win an Aviva Community Fund grant!
Please show your support for Unique and vote for us to win an Aviva Community Fund grant to help us run more of our regional family days for our members. Voting is online and you can cast your vote by clicking here.
New Information Guide to 2q13 Microduplications - Families Wanted!
We would very much like to hear from families with a "pure" 2q13 microduplication in order to gather information for a new guide we are preparing. This guide will only be about people with small duplications confined to 2q13 alone rather than those with larger duplications of 2q, with changes in different regions of chromosome 2 or with 2q13 microduplications accompanied by different chromosome disorders. Our registered families affected by 2q13 microduplications will be contacted directly but if you are not yet a member of Unique and have a 2q13 microduplication in your family and would like to know more about this new guide, please send an email to Of course, anyone with any rare chromosome disorder is very welcome to join Unique and should email for free membership.