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Report may lead to population collection by the back door

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7313.632 (Published 15 September 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:632
  1. Jane Kaye
  1. St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ

    EDITOR—Ferriman reported on the report by the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology into human genetic databases.1 Only after reading the report in depth does it become clear that the recommendations would lead to the establishment of a British national population collection, which would link identifiable NHS clinical information on the 58 million people in the United Kingdom for genetic research. The proposed British biomedical population collection of 500 000 volunteers being established by …

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