IntroductionThe HGC recently published a report on the governance of the UK's National DNA Database.
Welcoming the report, Dr Steve Sturdy, Deputy Director of the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, commented:
"The HGC's recent report follows an award-winning Citizens' Inquiry into the forensic use of DNA and the National DNA Database and a wider consultation on this topic. The Genomics Forum had a major input into both these activities. We are naturally very pleased to see our contributions recognised in the report and its recommendations. This is an excellent example of how the social sciences, through well-planned, well-researched public engagement and policy engagement activities, can inform policymaking. The National DNA Database is a crucial area in which the public's need for both privacy, and effective policing, must be balanced. We are delighted to have been involved in this very important project."