Genomics and genome-editing examined

08 March 2017

The Science and Technology Committee holds its second evidence session on genomics and genome-editing.


Wednesday 8 March 2017, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 9.20am

  • Dr Edward Hockings, Founder, Ethics and Genetics
  • Professor Michael Parker, Director, Ethox Centre, University of Oxford, and Non-executive Director and Chair, Ethics Advisory Committee, Genomics England
  • Peter Counter, Chief Information Officer and Project Manager, Genomics England
  • Alison Hall, Head of Humanities, PHG Foundation

At 10.35am

  • Professor Sir Mike Stratton, Director, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, and Chief Executive Officer, Wellcome Genome Campus
  • Dr Jean Abraham, Academic Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, University of Cambridge

Purpose of the session

The session comprises of two panels. The first looks at the technological, ethical and clinical challenges of delivering an effective genomics service in the UK healthcare system, both within the NHS and through the 100,000 Genomes Project. The second panel focuses on the needs of basic genomics research and the opportunities genomics holds for the treatment of cancer in the NHS.

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