New technologies are transforming how we tackle global health challenges, from infectious disease threats such as coronavirus, MRSA and Ebola to the burdens of cancer, heart disease and dementia
We focus on new and emerging scientific opportunities for health, such as the power of AI to harness the wealth of data generated by genomics and ‘omics technologies. Our analyses of the potential impact of such tools on health services and society let us provide practical and realistic policy guidance grounded in sound science, law and ethics alongside medical needs and human concerns.
Policy briefing Data intermediaries for health
Data stewardship structures have the potential to mitigate some well-known risks and barriers for data sharing
Policy briefing CAR-T cell therapies
CAR-T cell therapies are a form of cellular immunotherapy that use genetically modified T cells, a type of white blood cell.
Blog Making the UK a science superpower
28 June 2021
The recent and abrupt change in Secretary of State for Health for the UK has overshadowed some very significant policy developments over the last week.
Report The ethical and legal framework for a Genomics England and Sano Genetics participant engagement platform
12 April 2021
Commissioned by Genomics England, our new report examines the legal and ethical implications of an online platform for patient engagement in precision medicine research being developed by Sano Genetics
Blog A vision for the future of clinical research
26 March 2021
Dr Philippa Brice dissects new UK government guidance on plans for the future of clinical research across the country.
Blog Using signs and symbols to improve the care of people with dementia
3 February 2021
Hospital teams often need to quickly identify patients with e.g. dementia who may have extra care needs. But these tools can pose ethical dilemmas
Explainer What is transcriptomics?
1 December 2020
A short overview of the potential healthcare uses of transcriptomics
Research Innovations for health
18 November 2020
We have a special interest in genomics, but there are other technologies that could change the way we manage our health
News Harnessing citizen data for better health
18 November 2020
A new report outlines opportunities and issues posed by the increasing use of citizen generated data (CGD) to inform health, and especially to improve disease prevention in the UK.