Genetics and human behaviour: the ethical context


Published 01/10/2002

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Research is exploring how genes and the environment influence behavioural traits such as aggression, anxiety, intelligence and sexual orientation.
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Positions held correct at December 2001

Professor Bob Hepple QC (Chair)

Master, Clare College, Cambridge and member of Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Professor Martin Bobrow CBE

Head of Department of Medical Genetics, University of Cambridge and member of Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Professor Tom Baldwin

Head of Department of Philosophy, University of York and member of Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Professor Annette Karmiloff-Smith

Head of Neurocognitive Development Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London

Professor Sandy McCall-Smith

Professor of Medical Law, University of Edinburgh

Professor Terrie Moffitt

Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London

Dr Paul Pharoah

CRC Senior Research Fellow, Strangeways Research Laboratories, Cambridge

Professor Nicholas Rawlins

Professor of Behavioural Neuroscience, University of Oxford

Professor Martin Richards

Director of the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge

Mr Pushpinder Saini

Barrister, Blackstone Chambers, London

Dr Tom Shakespeare

Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Institute, International Centre for Life, Newcastle

Professor Anita Thapar

Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Wales College of Medicine

Professor Andrew Wilkie

Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, Honorary Consultant in Medical Genetics, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford