In July 2009, the UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee published Genomic Medicine, a report looking at advances in genomics and their implications for health care, and calling for the development of a strategic vision for genomic medicine in the UK.

The PHG Foundation, which provided evidence cited in the original report, subsequently led an initiative to produce an independent expert response, in collaboration with the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP) at the University of Cambridge. This Independent Response sets out the findings from a group of scientists, clinicians, policy makers and experts in ethics, law and social science, and their key recommendations for the strategic development and successful implementation of genomic medicine within the UK, aimed at Government and other policy groups.

How to reference this report: Genomic Medicine: An Independent Response to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Report. PHG Foundation (2010). ISBN 978-1-907198-04-5

For further information about the report, please contact Dr Caroline Wright.

For members of the media, please contact the PHG Foundation press office on 07505092081.

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