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UK's clinical genetics services hugely underfunded:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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At least £4 million ($6.4 million) would be needed to bring clinical genetics services in England and Wales up to even 1990 minimum recommended levels, believes Pat Jacobs of the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory (UK). Speaking at a UK Department of Health conference last month, he said that even five years ago the Royal College of Physicians claimed that such services were 60% understaffed. Since then, new genetic screening techniques and knowledge have doubled the work-load on services - and increased the need to fulfil both clinical roles and doctor and patient education - yet there has been no comparable funding increase.

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