Donor conception: ethical aspects of information sharing
This report considers the interests of people affected by donor conception – donor-conceived people, parents, donors, and all their wider family and social networks – and makes recommendations about what can be done to support, encourage and empower those making decisions about the sharing of information.
Solidarity: reflections on an emerging concept in bioethics
Solidarity in bioethics has received increasing attention but it is often unclear what the concept means.This report proposes a new definition of solidarity and applies it to policy making in the areas of biobanks, pandemics and lifestyle disease.
This project was commissioned by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Nuffield Foundation.
The forensic use of bioinformation: ethical issues
Fingerprinting and DNA profiling are valuable tools in the fight against crime, but there is a debate about whether police powers to keep people’s details on record are justified.
This report uses the principle of proportionality as a basis for recommendations in a number of areas including the use of the National DNA Database.
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