The duty of care: a genetic balancing act?

2021-10-10T11:00:14+01:0019 March 2020|

Genetic testing is becoming a standard part of UK healthcare, with plans to expand its use. But who does this information belong to, and who decides who it is shared with?

Developing a view on Brexit

2019-01-17T10:39:34+00:0017 January 2019|

Sarion Bowers, Policy Lead at the Sanger Institute, reflects on how Brexit will affect science.

Scientific Evidence in Policy Making

2018-12-11T15:35:35+00:0011 December 2018|

Evidence is a vital part of policy-making - but it's by no means the only part. We look at how scientists can get involved and make a difference.

Human Embryo Editing: science fiction or science fact?

2018-11-29T15:35:59+00:0029 November 2018|

Anna Middleton, Head of the Society and Ethics research group at Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science, reports on Prof He Jiankiu's unverified announcement of gene editing the first human embryos that have been born

Science as a human right

2018-11-09T08:00:43+00:009 November 2018|

The idea that we should benefit from scientific advancement is something we may never have thought of as human right, yet the Universal Declaration of Human Rights firmly makes the case that it is everyone's right, regardless of education, wealth or background, explains Sarion Bowers