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December 30th 2014:Who is Protecting the Genomes of English People?

Dr. Helen Wallace is Director of GeneWatch UK, www.genewatch.org, a not-for-profit organization which aims to ensure that genetic technologies are used in the public interest. She talks about her life, career, and experience of family caregiving. She explains GeneWatch’s work and its value for families and family caregivers. She highlights the potential for misuse or abuse of genetic information collected by hospitals, commercial organizations and for or by police and criminal justice systems. She discusses protections needed to safeguard people, their genetic relatives and their descendants a

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Dr. Helen Wallace

Dr. Helen Wallace is Director of GeneWatch UK, www.genewatch.org, a not-for-profit organisation which aims to ensure that genetic technologies are used in the public interest. She has 20 years’ experience of campaigning on science and policy issues, having previously worked as a scientist and mathematician. She has published widely on the role of genetic technologies in healthcare and the implications of DNA testing for health and privacy. She is actively engaged in debates about the regulation of health claims for genetic tests and the need for fully informed consent to genetic research projects. She led GeneWatch UK’s successful campaign for innocent people’s records to be removed from t
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