Next Cafe: Understanding Scientists’ Experiences of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

The coming era of personalised medicine has been touted for nearly two decades. Part of this promised future, in which treatments are expected to be tailored to individuals and healthcare information, through ICTs and the ‘internet of things’ will both be ubiquitously available and continually updated in real time, is Continue Reading

Last Night’s Café: The Ethics of IVF: Preventing Mitochondrial Disease

It’s 34 years since the birth of Louise Brown, the first person to be born with the aid of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques. In the intervening period, advances in these techniques have developed alongside broader advances in our understanding of how variations in human genomes (‘genome’ being the full genetic Continue Reading