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Commission calls for evidence from people with genetic disorders

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 06 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:770

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  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

    People affected by a genetic disorder will be given a chance to influence policy on genetics, a government watchdog said last week.

    As it launched its first annual report, the Human Genetics Commission also announced plans to set up a consultative panel of around 100 people affected by a genetic disorder.

    The panel, which will include patients, relatives, and carers, will act as a sounding board for the commission's reports and recommendations and will give the commission an insight into the concerns of people with a genetic disorder.

    Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, …

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