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Anneke Lucassen is Professor of Clinical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton, where she also leads an interdisciplinary research group on Clinical Ethics and Law (CELS).

She examines the problems of translating an exponentially increasing amount of detailed molecular genetic information into useful clinical information and holds a Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award for research on these issues.

She is presently engaged in ethics advisory committees for UK Biobank, Genomics England, and ADD-5 million genomes. She is a former member of the Human Genetics Commission; Nuffield Council of Bioethics; and HFEA committees. In 2001 she co-founded the UK Genethics Forum.