By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society closed its final meeting Wednesday — after nearly a decade during which it produced a number of in-depth reports and issued approximately 60 recommendations — by scrambling to prepare its guidance for the US Department of Health and Human Services on some straggling issues and accepting the gratitude of National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins.

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