"Continuity guaranteed" in changes at UK's Human Genetics Commission:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Baroness Helena Kennedy has today stepped down as chair of the UK's Human Genetics Commission, a post she has held since its creation in 1999. Vice-chair Sir John Sulston is to take over, pending the appointment of her replacement, the HGC announced at its 29th Plenary meeting, being held today in Durham. Sir John and commission members Dr Paul Debenham, Professor John Harris and Mr Michael Harrison have been re-appointed "to ensure continuity of the HGC's work". This centres around analysing current and potential developments in human genetics, so as to advise the government on their likely impact on healthcare and to help define strategic priorities for genetic services in the NHS and for R&D, among other things.