I did not see the cancer aitrcle but I did read one or two of the other aitrcles and I thought they were interesting. I felt that the scenarios were good in highlighting examples in practice where genetic knowledge could be used because I think it is so easy to miss the links when you are busy. Unfortunately I think that comments similar to the one made be Sarah Davies manager (scenario 1 page 22 Nursing Older People Sept 2006)are all too common! Series of aitrcles such as these may help reduce this and provide the nurses with the evidence to take to their managers to support such a request.