UK Human Genetics Commission publishes final report

by jeeg 11. June 2012 23:06
The Human Genetics Commission (HGC) has published its final report, which marks the end of its 12 years as an advisory body to the Government. Following a review of arm's-length and non-departmental public bodies in October 2010, it was decided the HGC would be reconstituted as a Departmental... [More]

Give teenagers genetic tests to see if they carry incurable diseases that could be passed on to their children

by jeeg 7. April 2011 21:48
Teenagers should be offered gene tests to see if they are carrying incurable diseases that could be passed on to children, official guidelines say. They would be encouraged to undergo screening which would show up any DNA flaws that determine inherited conditions such as cystic fibrosis and D... [More]

Pre-pregnancy Screening Gets Green Light In UK

by jeeg 7. April 2011 00:09
The Human Genetics Commission (HGC), upon the request for advice from the U.K. National Screening Committee, reported that genetic tests for inherited diseases should be made widely available to couples before pregnancy. The report found that “there are no specific social, ethical or ... [More]

UK's Human Genetics Commission Abolished- Is the Public Interest Being Served?

by jeeg 15. October 2010 21:16
The official announcement from the UK Government on the future of quangos has confirmed the rumoured abolition of the Human Genetics Commission (HGC), which advises the government on new developments in human genetics.  Gone also are the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee (GTAC) an... [More]

GeneWatch UK slams voluntary gene test guidelines in Britain

by jeeg 5. August 2010 01:37
GeneWatch UK today condemned proposed voluntary guidelines for genetic tests as a dangerous sham. The guidelines, published today by the Human Genetics Commission, are a set of principles that the Government advisory body says companies selling gene tests to consumers should meet (1). Although... [More]
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