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Dr Helen Wallace is Deputy Director of GeneWatch UK. She is a physicist/mathematician and previously worked as an environmental scientist. Prior to joining GeneWatch she worked for 7 years at Greenpeace UK, specialising in marine pollution issues, particularly radioactivity. She is now responsible for GeneWatch UK's work on human genetics.
GeneWatch UK is a public interest group which aims to ensure that genetic technologies are developed and used in the public interest and in a way which promotes human health, protects the environment and respects human rights and the interests of animals. Our aims include: public involvement in decisions; a balanced and open scientific research agenda; a ban on the patenting of genes; equity in access to benefits and protection from exploitation; laws to prevent genetic discrimination; regulation of genetic testing; a ban on human reproductive cloning and human genetic modification; and more recognition of the importance of socio-economic and environmental factors in disease.