The terms of reference and membership of the newly formed Genetics and Insurance Committee (GAIC) were announced by Tessa Jowell, the UK's Minister for Public Health, following last week's initial meeting. GAIC's primary task will be to ensure that genetic tests are only used in assessing insurance premiums when it is scientifically and actuarially appropriate. The Chairman of GAIC, Professor John Durant, Assistant Director of the Science Museum, announced the establishment of a small working group responsible for developing a mechanism to assess the use of tests for rare genetic disorders, such as Huntington's disease. Details of each meeting will be posted on the Department of Health's website.
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Terms of reference and membership of the genetics and insurance committee announced