debates Should animals be used in research? Animals, from the fruit fly to the mouse, are widely used in scientific research. They are crucial for allowing scientists to learn more about human biology and health, and for developing new medicines.
debates Is germline gene therapy ethical? Germline gene therapy targets the reproductive cells, meaning any changes made to the DNA will be passed on to the next generation. Consequently, the practice has dramatically divided opinion.
debates Is it ethical to have a national DNA database? The National DNA Database has proved to be a valuable tool in the fight against crime. However, many people are concerned about how it has evolved from a database containing genetic information on convicted criminals to one that has information from a much wider group of people.
debates Should all scientific research be made open access? Open access refers to peer-reviewed scholarly research that is available, unrestricted, to anyone with an internet connection.
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