Regulation creates an environment where research and innovation can flourish.
To be effective, regulation needs to:
• maintain people’s trust in research
• be proportionate to the risks
• be based on scientific evidence.
Gene editing allows scientists to change gene sequences by adding, replacing or removing sections of DNA.
The new European Data Protection Regulation was agreed in April 2016 and will take effect from May 2018.
Almost every major breakthrough in human and veterinary medicine has depended on the use of animals in the research, development or testing of new therapies.
Mitochondrial donation is an IVF technique that gives families affected by mitochondrial disease the chance of having healthy children.
The European Union is revising regulations governing the manufacture and sale of medical devices.
Report of a joint Academy of Medical Sciences, Cancer Research UK and Wellcome workshop on the regulation and governance of health research in the UK.
An introduction to the issues raised by the use of primates in medical research, produced by the Medical Research Council and Wellcome.
Briefings and responses
Department of Culture, Media and Sport
National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care's Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs [PDF 88KB]
National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care
House of Commons Science and Technology Committee