In 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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