Pakistan Human Genome Project Drafted

via www.jang.com.pk

A visiting scientist of Pakistani origin, US-based Dr Hameedullah, from the National Institute of Health, Maryland, USA, presented his paper, “Genome to life project: the impact of the genetic revolution on our lives during the 21st century and beyond”, in the auditorium of DUHS organised by the Department of Community Medicine on Wednesday. The Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS) is all set to submit a draft copy to the Higher Education Commission for the approval of Genome Project in Pakistan. In this connection a task force has been formed to conceptualise the idea. It has suggested formation of an Ethical Advisory Committee on Islamic guidelines.