*'… most of us going in as clinicians and coming out as clinical
geneticists had absolutely zero grounding in philosophy, psychology, or any
other kind of ‘ology’ really.'*

*Professor Peter Harper*
Recent Wellcome Witnesses publication: 'Medical Genetics: Development of
Ethical Dimensions in Clinical Practice and Research'

A recent volume of Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine is freely
available to download at the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group

Medical Genetics: Development of Ethical Dimensions in Clinical Practice
and Research

A Witness Seminar on the emergence of complex ethical issues in clinical
genetics practice, the evolution of these issues over several decades of
advances in medical genetics research and social change, and the
professionalization of this field. Chaired by Professor Anneke Lucassen
(Southampton) with an introduction by Professor Richard Ashcroft (QMUL).

Jones E M and Tansey E M. (eds) (2016)

Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine, vol. 57. London: Queen Mary
University of London.

ISBN 978 1 91019 5130

*‘… the whole healthcare system is geared up to the individual, largely, to
the person with a symptom who comes and needs to be assessed and
investigated and treated and so on. … the true patient in the genetics
clinic is the family, not only the individual.’*

*Professor Peter Turnpenny*

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Air Pollution Research in Britain c.1955–c.2000

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