The forensic use of bioinformation: ethical issues
05 Dec 2008
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.
Biofuels: ethical issues
12 Apr 2011
This report sets out an ethical framework to guide policy making for both current and future biofuels.
The findings of a series of engagement activities exploring the culture of scientific research in the UK
03 Dec 2014
The project aimed to explore the effects of a wide range of influences on scientific research, including funding mechanisms, publishing models, career structures and governance processes.
19 May 2011
07 Mar 2013
This commissioned background paper sets the growth of aesthetic or cosmetic procedures in their social, legal and medical context.
Bioethics Briefing Note
Disagreements in the care of critically ill children
03 Apr 2019
This briefing note outlines the factors that can contribute to disagreements between parents and healthcare staff about the care and treatment of critically ill babies and young children