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Random Acts of Kindness

Clinical Scientist Beth Hoskins specialises in molecular genetics at GOSH. She analyses DNA tests from patients with rare conditions to test for abnormalities. When not at GOSH, Beth volunteers for GoodGym, a community of runners from all over the UK who work out while helping others.

She has clocked up 1,600 kilometres jogging around her borough carrying out 500 'good deeds', including running every week to see an isolated 64-year-old called Paul.

Clinical trial for a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare skin condition proves promising

Promising findings from a trial for a new stem-cell based therapy for a rare skin condition have been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. The study, which involved intravenous injections of stem-cells, has led to an improvement in the quality of life for the subjects and their carers.