Mass DNA screening to begin in UK

by jeeg 17. February 2015 19:31
  Detectives in the UK are expecting thousands of men to take part in mass DNA screening in the hope of solving the murder of grandmother Valerie Graves. Men aged 17 and over began attending the voluntary sessions at the Millstream hotel in Bosham, West Sussex, at 9am on Wednesday, more tha... [More]

UK may allow embryos with DNA from 3 parents

by jeeg 17. December 2014 23:45
  New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people   in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department of hea... [More]

British Police Open Up DNA Database to Europe

by jeeg 20. November 2014 01:19
  Britain is to share its DNA data with European police forces next year in a move that threatens to reignite concerns of eurosceptics over EU justice and policing measures. The compromise agreement brokered in Brussels covers a European data co-operation scheme that Britain ... [More]

CRG Joins Open Letter and Campaign on Living with GMOs

by Admin 13. November 2014 01:53
  Today CRG joined with other NGOs , scientists, anti-GM groups, celebrities, food manufacturers, and others representing 57 million Americans to publish an Open Letter to the UK and the entire EU warning of the serious and manifold hazards of GMO crops - and promising our support in ou... [More]

David Cameron in talks with EU leaders over international DNA database

by jeeg 10. July 2014 22:46
  David Cameron has been involved in talks which could increase cooperation over policing in Europe, documents show. Ministers have told EU leaders that they will make a decision on whether to take part in a Europe-wide DNA database by 1 December next year and have promised to compensate Br... [More]

Three-parent embryos a step closer to reality after UK Government declares them safe

by jeeg 4. June 2014 19:41
  The prospect of creating IVF embryos with genetic contributions from three people has come a step closer with the Government’s fertility watchdog concluding that there are no scientific reasons to believe that the technique is unsafe. An exhaustive review of the scient... [More]

Health records of every NHS patient to be shared in vast database

by jeeg 15. January 2014 01:01
The medical notes of every NHS patient are to be pooled in a vast database to improve research. In the coming days every household in Britain will receive a letter advising them that, from April, their medical histories will be shared with researchers and pharmaceutical companies unless t... [More]

UK police demand DNA samples from gay men

by jeeg 16. January 2013 22:18
Men convicted of victimless homosexual offences three decades ago are threatened with arrest if they refuse to provide samples for the national DNA database. The convictions were under a "gross indecency" law that has now been abolished.  Manchester, London, Northumbria and W... [More]

UK's National Health Service opens up all patient records in its system for medical research

by jeeg 11. September 2012 20:47
A revolution in medical research in Britain is to give academics and the life sciences industry unparalleled access to the cradle-to-grave health records of about 52 million people in England. Studies of NHS records first revealed the dangers of thalidomide; established an association between power... [More]

Right to private life 'at risk’ in plan to store DNA of innocent people

by jeeg 11. October 2011 19:59
The Home Secretary’s plan to retain the DNA of people charged but then cleared of offences may breach human rights law, a group of MPs and peers have said.   A “catch-all” discretionary power to allow police to hold the DNA of innocent people indefinitely for ... [More]
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