Alastair Kent OBE

Director

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I came to Genetic Alliance UK over 20 years ago because I was excited by the challenge that new knowledge in genetics created – the idea that, for people affected by a genetic condition, yesterday’s science fiction is tomorrow’s clinical service improvement. Trying to transform these possibilities into positive outcomes whilst reducing the potential for abuse is an incredible challenge, and I feel incredibly privileged to work in this field. The fact that Genetic Alliance UK is now a respected and authoritative voice for patients and families is something about which I feel pride, and also a huge sense of responsibility. It is a challenge that excited me on the first day I became aware of the impact of genetic disorders and which continues to excite me today.