Cosmetic procedures: ethical issues
22 Jun 2017
There has been increasing demand for invasive cosmetic procedures in the UK, prompting questions about potential risks to users and the lack of regulation and professional standards in this area.
Genome editing and human reproduction: social and ethical issues
17 Jul 2018
In July 2018, we published a report into the social and ethical issues raised by the use of genome editing as a technology that could influence inherited characteristics in humans.
Novel techniques for the prevention of mitochondrial DNA disorders: an ethical review
11 Jun 2012
This report examines the ethical issues raised by new techniques that aim to prevent the transmission of maternally-inherited mitochondrial DNA disorders.
Bioethics Briefing Note
19 Jun 2019
This briefing note highlights the ethical issues raised by the use of medical implants and the challenges faced by regulatory bodies, manufacturers, and healthcare professionals working in this area
Genome editing and farmed animals
Our current in-depth inquiry is examining the ethical issues raised by the use of genome editing techniques in farmed animals
Human embryo culture: Discussions concerning the statutory time limit for maintaining human embryos in culture in the light of some recent scientific developments
04 Aug 2017