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February 12, 2015

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» Medical purposes or “purely for information”? The potential applications of non-invasive prenatal testing.

A paper by Deans et al., (2015) offers an alternative viewpoint into ethics considerations surrounding non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). NIPT has been developed to detect cell-fetal free DNA in maternal blood. NIPT is more accurate than current screening methods and … Continue reading

February 10, 2015

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» Mitochondrial disease – so what are the next steps?

Last week you couldn’t move for discussion and speculation about the debate of the draft Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations that was about to take place in the House of Commons. The media was full of ‘3 parent … Continue reading

January 8, 2015

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» Cancer Genomes – Is sequencing or functional analysis the way forward?

An interesting article in this weeks Nature News looks at the completion of the multi-million dollar Cancer Genome Atlas project and considers which direction future work might take. With nearly 10 million cancer-related mutations identified, data from this project has … Continue reading

May 30, 2013

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» Cancer genetic testing to become a routine part of cancer care

This month has seen the launch of the Mainstreaming Cancer Genetics programme. Led by the Institute of Cancer Research, in partnership with the Royal Marsden Foundation NHS Trust, the Wellcome Trust and Illumina, the three year programme aims to make … Continue reading

September 25, 2012

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» Growing meat from stem cells

A FREE public event organised by the Wales Gene Park will take place on  25th October 2012 (7pm) at Techniquest. Sociologist Dr Neil Stephens of Cardiff University has interviewed most of the people in the world making  ‘in vitro meat’. … Continue reading

August 15, 2012

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» Using genomic information – what makes an expert?

Thanks to the joys of Twitter I have come across an interesting article in ScienceInsider (a news magazine and part of the online presence of the journal Science). Keeping it in the family describes Manuel Corpas’ (a bioinformatician at the … Continue reading

August 9, 2012

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» Born Healthy – reducing the burden of birth defects in developing countries

The Born Healthy programme was established by the PHG Foundation as a response to the urgent need to reduce the burden of birth defects in developing countries. It has recently been singled out in a WHO report as one of … Continue reading

June 20, 2012

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» Non-invasive prenatal testing

Methods for non-invasive prenatal screening and testing using cell free fetal DNA (cfDNA) found circulating in maternal blood are being developed. Testing for certain (sex-linked and skeletal) conditions is currently available in the UK with tests for other conditions including … Continue reading

May 17, 2012

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» Forget ‘Bigger = Better’

I was forwarded a news article today (Science 4 May 2012: vol. 336 no. 6081 pp. 534-537 DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6081.534) that looks at the promise of nanopore technology  in driving genome sequencing. For someone who spent a great deal of time … Continue reading

January 11, 2008

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» FP7 2008 Calls for Proposals - Science in Society

Funding Source: Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)

Call Identifier: FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2008-1

There are four action lines for this call:

Action 1: A more dynamic governance of the science and society relationship

• Better understanding of the place of science and technology (S & T) in society (EUR 6.20m)

• Developing governance to anticipate and clarify political, societal and ethical issues (EUR 4.65)

• Strengthening and improving the European science system (EUR 4.80m)

Action 2: Strengthening potential, broadening horizons

• Gender and research (EUR 3.50m)

• Young People and Science (EUR 1m)

Action 3: Science and society communicate

• Training actions to bridge the gap between the media and the scientific community targeting the public (EUR 1m)

• Encouraging a European dimension at science events targeting the public (EUR 3.12m)

Action 4: Strategic Activities (EUR 0.80m)

For more information on each action please see the Call Fiche and the Work Programme which outlines the

Sum: EUR 25.08m

Deadline: 18 March 2008

Funder Link: CORDIS

Scheme Link: CORDIS – Find a Call

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.