Genetic Disability, Experience and the Sorting Society

Are we heading towards a future where genetic conditions are ‘screened-out’? Who gets to decide which conditions are screened for? What would be the impacts for people already living with those conditions? Dr Felicity Boardman, associate professor at the University of Warwick, argues that the views and experiences of people with genetic conditions are vital … Continue reading

Developing a genomics workforce for the future

Developing a genomics workforce for the future

The Topol Review, led by cardiologist, geneticist, and digital medicine researcher Dr Eric Topol and facilitated by Health Education England, was published this week. As an independent review, commissioned by the Secretary of State for Health as part of the development of a new healthcare workforce strategy for England, it has spent the past year … Continue reading

Human Embryo Editing: edging ever closer

Human Embryo Editing: edging ever closer

“As scientific knowledge advances and societal views evolve, the clinical use of germline editing should be revisited on a regular basis” 2015 organizing committee of the First International Summit on Human Genome Editing. And here we are at the end of 2018, ‘revisiting’ this for real. I’m writing this while sitting in the audience in … Continue reading