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The BSGM is an independent professional body. It brings together people working in the field, issues statements on important aspects of human genetics, and publishes a newsletter for its members two times a year.

A major BSGM conference is organised each year. The Society has a governing executive committee and a constitution. It offers travel awards to assist members to attend conferences.

The Society has an interest in the provision of genetic services at a national level, and is asked for reports and advice on important issues. It has an active role in the Joint Committee on Genomics in Medicine.

The Society is a member of the International Federation of Human Genetics Societies. BSGM is a registered UK charity (Registered Charity 1058821).

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  • consent and confidentiality - briefing document

    posted 2nd October 2017  |  0 Comments

    This briefing document was commissioned by the BSGM to highlight areas of the 2011 consent and confidentiality in genetic practice guidance that may need revision. It also outlines where practice has changed significantly since the last version and recognises that genomic medicine now extends well beyond the specialty of clinical genetics

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