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Scotland sets up genetic technology development group:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The genetic services of the National Health Service in Scotland are to be reviewed with the aim of ensuring they keep pace with developments and are best placed to enhance other areas of public healthcare. So said health minister Malcolm Chisholm last week of an expert group established for this purpose. One of its remits will be to assess how new knowledge is being applied and how to encourage this, with the aim of maintaining "a leading role in the field of genetic services [and] the strong R&D capability that already exists", said Mr Chisholm. The group will be chaired by Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, former Chief Medical Officer of Scotland. Its first meeting will take place on June 28.

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