Archived Project

Genetics and Public Policy Center

As scientists unravel the human genome, they provide a clearer picture of the role genes play in health and disease. In turn, this new understanding is driving the development of new diagnostic tools and treatments. The Genetics and Public Policy Center helped policy leaders, decision makers and the public grasp the ethical, legal and social concerns raised by this important and rapidly evolving field and its application to health care.

The center was established in 2002 with financial support from Pew to serve as an independent and objective source of reliable information on genetic technologies. Its mission included educating the public, opinion leaders, policy makers and key stakeholders; publishing public opinion research; and advancing policy options for compelling issues in the field of reproductive genetics and genetic testing.

For more information, visit the Genetics and Public Policy Center web site.

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