European Commission releases recommendations on genetic testing

17 May 2005

A group from the European Commission (EC) has released a set of 25 recommendations on human genetic testing for medical purposes. The EC Expert Group, chaired by Eryl McNally, comprises representatives from patient organisations, the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, scientists and academics from different disciplines (law, philosophy, ethics and medicine) with interests in genetic testing. They have worked on the production of a report and the accompanying set of 25 key recommendations for over a year, and have released them in advance of a European citizens

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