Tag: Influencing Policy

Science as a human right

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

25 years of pushing the scientific boundaries

From one human genome to hundreds of thousands, to every single cell in the body, to the genome of every species on the planet – DNA sequencing is accelerating. On our 25th anniversary we look at the evolution, application and potential of this powerful science.

Editing embryos – Could you? Would you? Should you? Views from Genetic Counsellors

03.08.17 This week the American Society of Human Genetics issued a policy on the application of germline editing – the ability to alter the genetic makeup of early stage embryos. Anna Middleton, one of the contributors to the statement, explains the policy’s position

Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2016: Generation Genome highlights the potential for pathogen genomics in patient diagnosis and infection control

04.07.17 The UK Chief Medical Officer’s Report has highlighted the vital role genetics and genomics will play in UK NHS healthcare and medicine. Professor Sharon Peacock helped write the report’s chapter on Infectious disease.