The Human Genetics Commission was set up in order to advise the government on how current and prospective developments in human genetics should be regulated in the broader social and political interest. For instance, should insurance companies or employers have access to an individual?s genetic profile? The HGC has embarked on a wide scheme of public consultation on attitudes to these developments and issues. In this lecture, Helena Kennedy, the Chair of the HGC, will discuss its work and the issues it confronts with Hilary Rose and Steven Rose.
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