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Dr Iona Heath, chair of the RCGP's medical ethics committee, is to advise the Government on subjects from paternity testing to cloning.

Dr Heath, a GP in north London, has been appointed to the Human Genetics Commission, an independent body set up by the Government for advice on human genetics advances and their implications.

She joins a range of philosophers, scientists and journalists whose job will be to consider the social, ethical, legal and economic implications of scientific developments in the field.

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