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Data sharing at risk due to lack of public trust

The largest ever survey looking at global public perceptions of genomic data sharing suggests that more work is needed to […]

Experts say gene editing is too risky

An international commission has stated that we need more research before gene editing can be used in babies and for […]

AACR Virtual Meeting: COVID-19 and Cancer

With the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) held a three-day virtual event […]

Opinion: Is Genomics perpetuating inequality?

“Genomics is crowding out ways of reducing inequality” is just one of the overarching messages of the latest report by […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Stinky breath, superheroes and the ‘perfect genome’ – tackling myths and misconceptions about genomics

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, the Genetics Society podcast, Kat Arney takes a look at some of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding genomics and genetic tests. Are mutations always bad? If you’re more like your mum, does that mean you’ve inherited more of her genes? And is there such a thing as a perfect genome? 

“Usually, you’re relatively alone in your rare disease community” – Interview with Shelley Simmonds, Patient Advocate for rare diseases

Shelley Simmonds is a patient advocate whose son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne causes muscle weakening and wasting and is […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Arianne Shahvisi Brighton & Sussex Medical School: Race, genealogy, and justice

Arianne Shahvisi is a philosopher with diverse research interests in applied ethics, the philosophy of science, and social epistemology. Her […]