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Keeping you up to date with the latest developments in science, policy and health
Blog Economies of scale: Genetically-targeted therapies
15 September 2021
The genomics revolution has given us an exceptional understanding of what genes do, how they are expressed (turned on or off), and what happens when they don’t work as they should.
Blog Building a healthier future
6 September 2021
In an uncertain world filled with challenges to health - and with science offering novel ways to protect it - most would agree that healthcare in all countries needs to adapt. What we can be certain about is that, leveraging the power of new technologies, radical approaches to improving health will emerge.
Blog Challenging assumptions about technology and ageing
10 August 2021
A new inquiry by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics is examining the ethical issues posed using biomedical research and technology in helping people live better in old age.
Blog What does ‘good governance’ look like for genome editing?
21 July 2021
PHG Policy Analyst, Tanya Brigden, usefully summarises the recommendations for the WHO's considerations towards genome editing
Blog Expanding the public and patient role in medical regulation
6 July 2021
A recent consultation by the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) indicates a welcome new direction for public and patient involvement (PPI).
Blog Making the UK a science superpower
28 June 2021
The recent and abrupt change in Secretary of State for Health for the UK has overshadowed some very significant policy developments over the last week.
Blog Calls to review regulation of direct-to-consumer genetic testing
22 June 2021
Excellent new report from Science and Technology Committee, which is gratifyingly in line with our own recommendations