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Commission invites discussion on the future of genetics in reproduction

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:192
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    A UK-wide discussion on the impact of genetic testing on people having children and its social implications was launched last week.

    The Human Genetics Commission hopes that its document Choosing the Future: Genetics and Reproductive Decision Making will provide a platform for wide public debate that will inform advice to ministers on what limits to set around genetic testing.

    The document draws on the opinions of many of the 100 members on the commission's consultative panel—many of whom are affected by genetic disorders—on the issues surrounding genetic …

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