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Exeter expert urges scrutiny of genome editing

New methods of genome editing which could increase food production rates in farmed animals require urgent ethical scrutiny, according to a University of Exeter expert.

Consent for research participation:Time to change?

A major investigation into the views of volunteers on the consent process for medical research has been found to conflict with the standard practice required for consent in the UK. 

Workshop launch for Data Science network

Philosophers and scientists came together for an exploratory workshop about data-intensive science, with the aim of establishing a network of researchers looking at the role of data and the forms of data practices in research-intensive science.

First conference for Process Ontology project

International researchers came together for the first of a series of annual conferences to be held as part of the project A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology.

Genetic testing seeks co-ordinated approach in re-contacting patients

A new study will be examining the implications of when and how NHS healthcare professionals re-contact patients with new genetic information that may impact their health or that of their family.

Research Participants Needed

5 August 2014
Do you use e-cigarettes or a vaporizer?

Podcast interviews with Egenis directors

For the next instalment in the Mendelspod.com Philosophy of Science series, Sabina Leonelli looks at issues around data and her concerns about the terms Big Data and Open Data.

Ethics of stem cell clinical trials

Egenis Senior Research Fellow, Dr Christine Hauskeller is a partner in a new European research project undertaking a clinical trial of adult stem cell therapy.  The trial aims to show that the survival after a heart attack can be improved when patients are treated with their own stem cells directly after the attack.

Egenis researchers respond to data consultation

20 January 2014
The consultation addressed questions including privacy issues, the impact of developments in data science and information technology, and the implications of using biomedical data outside biomedical research and healthcare.

Studentship available at Egenis

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is offering a fully funded studentship for a Home / EU student studying for an MPhil / PhD programme at Egenis, the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences. The successful applicant will work with Dr Sabina Leonelli and will be connected with her ERC project ‘The Epistemology of Data-Intensive Science’.

SPA researcher’s €1m grant success

20 August 2013
One of SPA’s early career academics is celebrating receiving a European Grant worth more than €1m to explore the ways in which data-intensive science will change research in the digital age.

£5 million to expand knowledge on human health, life and space

Grants totalling more than £5 million will allow world-class researchers at the University of Exeter to push the boundaries of knowledge in ground-breaking five year projects.