IntroductionInquiry developed new approach to encouraging members of the public to have their say about forensic databases.
The Inquiry, commissioned by the HGC in collaboration with ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum and other partners, developed a new approach to encouraging members of the public to have their say about the pros and cons of forensic databases and the retention of genetic information in the UK.
Professor Steven Yearley, Director of the Genomics Forum, congratulated the HGC on this timely and well deserved award. "It is vital that public voices are listened to carefully in the complex social and ethical debates that surround our growing understanding of the human genome. The HGC offered a truly innovative way for the UK public to comment on issues around DNA 'fingerprints'".