Working Group on LEGAL, ETHICAL AND SOCIETAL IMPLICATIONS OF GENETICS (LESIG)
LESIG Working Group was established by TAGC and InLab, Goldsmiths, University of London, and the Institute for Law and Ethics at ICRHD (International Centre for Research in Human Development), Russia.
LESIG operates in the UK and Russia.
The Working Group aims to produce specialist proposals, through multidisciplinary work and international collaborations and exchange, for regulating genetic information.
Background: Genetic findings come with huge benefits for societies. For these benefits to reach all people, updated regulation is essential. There is also significant potential for misuse of these advancements to the harm of people. For such misuses to be minimised, updated laws need to be in place as soon as possible.