22 Sep 2005 - Genomics Forum Launched: 781
The Economic and Social Research Councilâ€™s (ESRC) Genomics Policy and Research Forum
An international policy and research forum to help further our understanding of the use of genomics related science and technologies - from genetic testing to DNA fingerprinting, from plant and animal breeding to development of new drugs and therapies - was launched in Edinburgh on Thursday 22 September 2005.
The Economic and Social Research Council's (ESRC) Genomics Policy and Research Forum will be a key component in connecting research on the social and economic implications of genetics discoveries, from a network of academic centres, with public and policy debate.
Led by Professor Michael Banner and based at the University of Edinburgh, the Forum is part of a £12 million investment into genomics research by the ESRC.
Further details of the Genomics Forum launch can be found here..