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EMBL/EMBO Joint Conference 2000

Alastair Kent, Genetic Interest Group, London, UK

Biography

Alastair Kent is the Director of the Genetic Interest Group (GIG), the UK alliance of charities and support groups for people affected by genetic disorders. GIG's mission is to promote the development of the scientific understanding of genetics and the part that genetic factors play in health and disease, and to see the speedy transfer of this new knowledge into improved services and support for the treatment of currently incurable conditions. Prior to joining GIG Kent worked for a number of voluntary organisations on issues concerning policy, service development and disabled people.