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First genetic medicines available in five years?

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 03 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1496
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The Nuffield Trust has called on the government to develop a policy framework to regulate developments in genetics.

    In its report Genetics and Health the trust acknowledges that advances in genetic science will deliver a “revolution” in medicine and warns that ground work needs to done now to ensure that the potential benefits of genetic discoveries are delivered and that the public is prepared for what is to come and protected by agreements on confidentiality.

    “In recent years …

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