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Human Genetics: New U.K. Committee Draws Fire

Science  19 Jan 1996:
Vol. 271, Issue 5247, pp. 287
DOI: 10.1126/science.271.5247.287

Summary

London—Last week the British government announced what it believes to be a world first: a new commission to advise it on genetic testing. But the announcement instantly prompted a storm of protest from the House of Commons' science and technology committee, the body that originally suggested the new commission, which argued that the commission's purview—which omits issues such as insurance, patenting, and public education—is too narrow.

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