Online Education Kit: 1998: Committee on Genetic Testing

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1998: Committee on Genetic Testing

Computer image of a microarrayIn June 1998, the Secretary of Health and Human Service's Advisory Committee on Genetic Testing - also known as the SACGT - was formed. The Task Force on Genetic Testing and the Joint NIH/DOE Committee to Evaluate the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications Program of the HGP had recommended that the committee be formed. These groups identified the need for broad-based public policy development to help the nation address the benefits and challenges of genetic knowledge and genetic testing.

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Cole, S.T., Brosch, R., Parkhill, J., Garnier, T., Churcher, C., Harris, D., Gordon, S.V., et al. Deciphering the biology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis from the complete genome sequence. Nature, 393: 537-44. 1998. [Full Text]

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