|MadSci Network: Genetics|
Hi there, When it comes to genetics the government (in the UK) makes the rules on the basis of advice given to them by the Human Genetics Commission. The Human Genetics Commission website is: http://www.hgc.gov.uk/ Panels of members of the public are sometimes set up to discuss issues and their opinions feed back to the HGS. The Royal Society In Scotland also arranges events for young people to debate issues and their opinions are passed on to members of parliament. See: http://www.ma.hw.ac.uk/RSE/ and perhaps contact the Human Genetics Commission directly to ask for further information. I can only tell you how the British system works. There are many regulatory bodies and experiments conducted in laboratories etc. must be approved by them. I have studiesd the legal side of things and the booklet I have is available online - go to: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/i ndg86.htm It will tell you the roles of the regulatory bodies in Great Britain. I hope this is of some help to you. best wishes, Yvonne
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