From Monday 30 April, pregnant women in Wales will be offered non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes as a second stage NHS screening test. Women in England will get it from October; Scottish Ministers have yet to decide whether to offer NIPT or not in Scotland. (more…)
Monthly archives: April 2018
Convergence is a word that has featured prominently in discussions around science and innovation in recent years. It generally appears in relation to emerging technologies, for example in the convergence of biology and information technologies in biotechnology; or in the convergence of IT and neuroscience in neurotechnology. (more…)
As acronyms go, GDPR doesn’t exactly trip off the tongue – to some of us it rather trips up the tongue. Nor would it be the most memorable (consider by comparison for example the US National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® Initiative) if it wasn’t for the ways it has penetrated our internal communications in past months. (more…)
On 6 April, the ‘sugar tax’ (officially, the ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’) will be implemented in the UK.
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