John Burn

John BurnMD FRCP FRCPE FRCPCH FRCOG FMedSci.

Professor of Clinical Genetics, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Consultant Clinical Geneticist in the Northern Genetics Service since 1984. Over 400 publications. Knighted for services to Medicine and Healthcare 2010.

Chief Investigator CaPP, the international Cancer Prevention Programme, which has shown aspirin can prevent hereditary colorectal cancer. Conceived and helped create the Millennium Landmark Centre for Life.

Former chair of the British Society for Genetic Medicine, and of the European Society of Human Genetics. Senior Investigator, National Institute Health Research. Director of the Collaborative Group for Genetics in Healthcare, and chair of the Department of Health Rare Disorders Databases and Registries Advisory Group. Non-executive director of NHS England.

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