This is a different type of output from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. It’s the first in a series of briefing notes on new scientific and medical developments and the ethical and social issues raised. We are planning further briefing notes on whole genome sequencing of newborn babies, and the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare.
The Council is currently working on two in-depth inquiries on genome editing and the ethics of research in global health emergencies. These projects will result in detailed reports with policy recommendations.