This article has been updated with comments from an NIH official.

By Matt Jones

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – After more than eight years spent researching, debating, and developing policy ideas about genomic medicine, the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society (SACHGS) will disband after holding its final meeting in early October.

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