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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

Brave New NHS? The impact of the new genetics on the health service

Provides an analysis of where we are now in the sphere of the new genetics, identifies the key issues and questions for the future, proposes specific policies where appropriate and maps out an agenda for discussion and debate.

By the beginning of the next century, it is anticipated that all fields of medicine will be using genetic advances in practice, with prodound implications for the delivery of and access to health care services. Yet the issues that the new gentics wil raise for the NHS have yet to be identified, let alone debated.

This report provides an analysis of where we are now, identifies the key issues and questions for the future, proposes specific policies where appropriate and maps out an agenda for discussion and debate.