Stratified Medicine in 2015 – Leeds Christmas Lecture

Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics, Professor of Medicine, Liverpool School of Medicine, and Director of the Wolfson Centre for Personalised Medicine, gave a a Christmas lecture at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, on stratified and precision medicine.

Stratified Medicine in 2015 – challenges and opportunities
Wednesday 9th December 2015, the Leeds Medical School Lecture Theatre, […]

Ethical and Security Implications of Emerging Technologies – Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan public lecture

Ethical and Security Implications of Emerging Technologies
Thursday, 7 May 2015 from 17:00 to 18:00 (BST)
Leeds, United Kingdom

Speaker – Dr Nayef Al-Rodhan, philosopher, neuroscientist, geostrategist and author – Honorary Fellow, St.Antony’s College, University of Oxford; Senior Fellow and Director of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Free public lecture open to all.
Online registration required:

Human innovation […]

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Enduring and Emerging Challenges of Informed Consent

A very good paper on the old and new challenges for Ethics in the current era of personalised medicine, by Christine Grady, on New England Journal of Medicine:

Grady, C. (2015). “Enduring and Emerging Challenges of Informed Consent.” New England Journal of Medicine 372(9): 855-862.

For example, the boundaries between clinical care and research are “shifting”: what are the right […]

On value(s) – epistemic, social, and institutional values

A paper about value base pricing but also about how a classification embodies value :

“What Is the FDA Going to Think?”: Negotiating Values through Reflective and Strategic Category Work in Microbiome Science
Katherine W. Darling, Angie M. Boyce, Mildred K. Cho, and Pamela L. Sankar
Science, Technology & Human Values, January 2015 40: 71-95,
first published on August 4, 2014 […]

August 5th, 2014|Regulation, Value|0 Comments|

Ethics, Evidence and Economics in the Pursuit of “Personalized Medicine”

Lewis, Jan, Wendy Lipworth, and Ian Kerridge. “Ethics, Evidence and Economics in the Pursuit of “Personalized Medicine”.” Journal of Personalized Medicine 4, no. 2 (2014): 137-146.

Despite enthusiastic advocacy for what personalized medicine might be able to deliver and major investments into the development of this, there remain disappointingly few examples of personalized medicine in routine clinical practice today, particularly […]