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Professor Peter Farndon CBE leads the team at the National Genetics and Education Development as the Centre's director, drawing on long standing interest and experience in genetic education. He holds an MSc in medical education and is a member of the Education Committee of the European Society of Human Genetics. He has been involved with the practical application of genetics for patients for over 30 years, recently retiring as a Consultant Clinical Geneticist. He gained an MD for research in Gorlin syndrome, a condition which predisposes to skin cancer. He was founding chairman of the Joint Committe on Medical Genetics, and of the UK Genetic Testing Network. He has held posts as an officer in the Clinical Genetics Society, British Society for Human Genetics and European Society of Human Genetics, where he was immediate past-chairman of the educaton committee.  

He was an advisor for the genetics white paper, and a member of the Human Genomics Strategy Group.  He was awarded a CBE for services to medicine in 2011. 

 Originally produced by Professor P. A. Farndon, Clinical Geneticist, Jim Costello (deceased) and Margaret Costello.  We are reliant on a team of medical advisors for the clinical content of the website. We are grateful for their continuing support. 
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