HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 cc145-6W
75. Mr. Mason

asked the Minister of Health, as representing the Lord President of the Council, for what reason it is necessary for the Medical Research Council to form a research team to watch the hereditary changes in the country's population; and which area is to be the subject of their study.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The Medical Research Council has, for a number of years, taken an active part in developing research in genetics. As part of this general policy it has decided to establish a re- search unit to study population genetics; the location in which the unit will work is still under discussion.

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