Influencing Policy

  • 19 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?

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    17 January 20195.1 min read

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

  • 20 December 20188.6 min read

    Hayley Clissold from the Sanger Institute's policy team team explores the issues surrounding gene editing and human embryos

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    11 December 20184.2 min read

    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.

  • 6 December 20186.6 min read

    Our Policy Lead, Sarion Bowers, explores the extraordinary claims that the world’s first genome edited babies have been born.

  • Human Embryo Editing: science fiction or science fact?
    29 November 20184.7 min read

    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

  • 9 November 20184.2 min read

    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

  • 20 June 20186.8 min read

    Now is the time for scientists to strike a deal everyone that benefits society as well as research, argue Anna Middleton, Vivienne Parry and Julian Borra