In 2005, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics published a ground-breaking report on the ethics of animal research following a long and challenging inquiry. The report included a consensus statement that all members of the large and diverse working party signed up to, which we regarded as a significant achievement. The statement acknowledged that animals have been used in many types of research that have provided benefits to society, but that a world in which the important benefits of such research could be achieved without causing pain and suffering to animals must be the ultimate goal.
Monthly archives: July 2017
The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, has published today her latest Annual Report, Generation Genome. It brings together independently authored chapters with an overview from the CMO reflecting on them and making recommendations for future policy. She sees the 100,000 Genome Project as an important showcase for what can be achieved through standardisation and coordination to provide the infrastructure that enables genomic medicine to move from a fragmented set of loosely connected ‘cottage industries’ into a comprehensive service that can make ‘precision medicine’ available to all those who can benefit from it. (more…)
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