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27 March 2014
What motivates scientists and what pressures are they under? What effects are funding, publishing and governance systems having on the production of high quality, ethical scientific research? Is competition in science a good thing? These are some...

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17 October 2013
How should researchers, public services and entrepreneurs make use of the ever increasing volume and variety of biomedical data now being collected? What implications do such uses have for the privacy of individuals? The Nuffield Council on...

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7 August 2013
Would you let your child take part in clinical research? How much say should children have in these decisions? Should they be encouraged? These and other such questions are at the heart of a new inquiry from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, which...

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24 June 2013
New technologies that can help people with serious disorders affecting the brain are needed, but must be used in ways that put the care and safety of patients first, says a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The report looks at ethical...

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17 April 2013
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has today published a report that says parents of donor-conceived children should be the ones to decide what to tell their children about their conception, but that they need more support in making and following...

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13 December 2012
The Government and industry should take steps to ensure that research and development of new biotechnologies is carried out in accordance with social and ethical responsibilities, says a new report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics....

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12 June 2012
Following a review of the ethical issues raised by techniques that aim to prevent the transmission of maternally inherited mitochondrial disorders, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics says that the techniques would be an ethical treatment option for...

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21 March 2012
Is the decision to tell children they were conceived using donor eggs or sperm a private matter for the family, or is this information so important that health and social care professionals should get involved? The Nuffield Council on Bioethics...

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1 March 2012
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics today launched a consultation on the ethics of new types of technologies and devices that ‘intervene’ in the brain, such as brain-computer interfaces, deep brain stimulation, and neural stem cell...

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30 November 2011
What do research biobanks, Twitter and the NHS have in common? All involve people who are showing solidarity with others. And thinking about how solidarity plays a role in our society can offer solutions to policy making, concludes a new report...

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10 October 2011
The NHS should test the idea of paying for the funerals of organ donors to help tackle the current shortage of organs, says a new report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The Council suggests that this would be an ethical way of encouraging...

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13 April 2011
Current UK and European policies on biofuels encourage unethical practices, says a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics today following an 18-month inquiry. Policies such as the European Renewable Energy Directive are particularly weak when...

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12 October 2010
The Government should do more to help people find trustworthy health websites and use online health services safely and effectively, says a new report on the ethics of ‘personalised healthcare’. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics warns...

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12 October 2010
Direct-to-consumer personal genetic profiling services that claim to predict people’s health risks by analysing their DNA are often inconclusive and companies that sell them should provide better information about the evidence on which the...

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19 April 2010
Should more people be expected to donate organs, eggs and sperm and, if so, how far can we ethically go in encouraging them to donate, asks the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in a consultation launched today. The Council is calling for the public...

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22 December 2009
The UK Nuffield Council on Bioethics is today calling for people’s views on the potential of new types of biofuels, such as fuel produced by algae, to provide us with a greener source of renewable energy. First generation biofuels are...

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30 September 2009
Carers of people with dementia need more support and advice to tackle the difficult ethical dilemmas that they face on a daily basis, says the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in a major report today. The report sets out an ethical approach to...

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7 July 2009
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has today published a report on Genomic Medicine, making recommendations for the future use of genetic tests both in the NHS and in the growing private market. The report comes as the Council...

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21 April 2009
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics today launched a consultation on the ethics of services and technologies that serve to remove the GP from health care, such as commercial DNA testing and body imaging, and online health care. “Cutting out...

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5 December 2008
Two men from Sheffield, known as S and Marper, have won a victory after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that keeping their DNA on the National DNA Database breached their human rights. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics concluded in 2007...

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