Responses to the call for evidence

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has decided that, in the spirit of openness, it will post consultation responses on its website where possible. Only the submissions of those respondents who have given their consent have been made available.


Anonymous 1

Anonymous 2


Angel Petropanagos, Dalhousie University and Carlos Mariscal, Dalhousie University & University of Nevada, Reno

Dr Calum MacKellar

Carolyn Riley Chapman, PhD

Professor David Albert Jones

Donald Bruce

Dr Helen O’Neill PhD

Mr Julian Hitchcock

Dr Nikki Osborne

Paul Knoepfler

Roshni Namboodiry

Rupert Read, Philosophy Dept., University of East Anglia


Academy of Medical Sciences

Agricultural Biotechnology Council

Association of Medical Research Charities

Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry

BioIndustry Association (BIA)

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC)

British Society of Plant Breeders Ltd.

Center for Genetics and Society

Christian Action Research & Education (CARE)

Christian Medical Fellowship

Comment on Reproductive Ethics (CORE)

Compassion in World Farming

Cystic Fibrosis Trust



Genetic Alliance UK

GM Freeze

Mary Lyon Centre, MRC Harwell

Mission and Public Affairs Council, Church of England

Muscular Dystrophy UK

NBT Platform

PHG Foundation

Progress Educational Trust

REGenableMED consortium

Royal Society

Royal Society of Biology

Target Malaria

The Sainsbury Laboratory and The John Innes Centre

Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB)

Wellcome Trust

Xenoislet and TransLink Projects

The Working Group also benefited from informal correspondence with the following organisations:

  • Hindu Council UK
  • Muslim Council of Britain
  • Office of the Chief Rabbi
  • Sikh Missionary Society UK

Respondents who submitted published material

The Working Group also received submissions of published material from two individuals and two organisations

  • Catherine Kendig
  • Sarah Hartley, University of Nottingham
  • Friends of the Earth Australia
  • Greenpeace

Previous work

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