The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has just awarded the first-ever grant dedicated to laying the policy groundwork needed to translate genomic medicine into clinical application. The project – LawSeqSM– will convene legal, ethics and scientific experts from across the country to analyze what the state of genomic law is and create much-needed guidance on what it should be. The principal investigators leading the grant are Consortium Chair Susan M. Wolf, JD; Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD (Vanderbilt University); and Frances Lawrenz, PhD (University of Minnesota). They will be joined by a group of 22 top experts – from academia, industry, and clinical care – who will collaborate over the course of this 3-year project to clarify current law, address gaps, and generate the forward-looking recommendations needed to create the legal foundation for successfully translating genomics into clinical care. Learn more about the project here.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016