GAIC (Genetics and Insurance Committee) appointee looks to raise profile:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK Department of Health has appointed Professor David Johns as new chair to the Genetics and Insurance Committee (GAIC). The appointment, billed by the government as a "first step in meeting our commitment to review and expand the membership of GAIC", is for a three-year period from December 1. Professor Johns is an engineering consultant, former vice-chancellor of Bradford University and was, until recently, chairman of the Prescription Pricing Authority. The GAIC was set up in April 1999 to develop criteria for evaluation of the scientific, medical and actuarial evidence available to support the use of genetic tests in insurance risk assessment and to evaluate specific tests against these criteria.