Britain creates watchdog for genetic tests

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:141

The British government last week rejected parliamentary pressure for statutory control over the future direction of human genetics, although it did set up a new advisory committee on genetic testing. This amounts to a rebuff for the House of Commons committee on science and technology, which wanted control to be centralised under a human genetics commission …

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