Biomedical Ethics

Research area:  Genetics

Conducting empirical and philosophical research into the ethical and societal issues raised by medical technologies - particularly focusing on children - including genetic, assisted reproductive and surgical technologies.

The core research of the group include the ethical and social implications of genomic medicine, emerging assisted reproductive technologies, stem cell science, and public healthcare spending.

We produce academic publications and presentations; ethical guidelines, policies, and procedures; and public engagement pieces. They also supervise research students and take part in ethics education and training.

Centre for Ethics of Paediatric Genomics (CEPG)

CEPG is the world’s first ethics research centre specifically devoted to ethical issues in paediatric genomics. We are using empirical and ethical approaches to understand the impact of genomic sequencing on families, clinicians and health systems, engage the public in issues relating to paediatric genomic sequencing, and develop evidence-based advice and guidelines to improve policy and practice.

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Professor Julian Savulescu