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Political Mood Change over the NHS, Innovation and the Pharmaceutical Industry in 2011

As 2011 draws to a close now is a good time to reflect on the period since the last UK General Election in 2010. We must consider what we have done right, what we have done wrong and what remains … Continue reading

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Guest Blogspot – The UK Needs More Biotechnology Companies

The success of US biotechnology companies contrasts sharply with the disappointment in other countries. British companies valued by stock markets at more than about US $ 4 billion go in the FTSE 100 index. There are no biotechnology companies big … Continue reading

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Ludicrous advice on genetic tests from the government advisory body

The recommendation from the Human Genetics Commission (HGC) that teenagers should have genetic tests before becoming sexually active is ludicrous (reported in Telegraph). Not for the first time the HGC are making recommendations that could be called at best inadequate. … Continue reading

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Don’t buy those pointless gene tests

The weekend’s coverage of the ‘genes for longevity’ is yet another in a long line of genetic studies that tell us nothing that we didn’t already know. However it sows another seed of unrealistic expectation in the mind of the … Continue reading

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Where are we going?

Sunday papers and others today report the IVF egg raffle that is being hosted by the London Bridge fertility clinic. On their website they also offer genetic testing for 100 recessive genes…the ones that have no consequence unless both parents … Continue reading

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