Leading geneticist Robin Lovell-Badge has said that a change in Japanese rules enabling researchers to grow human cells in an animal embryo is “significant” in the context of that country but such research would already be permitted in the UK.
The Natural Environment Research Council is calling for input on its planned strategy to encourage public engagement with environmental research.
A dearth of research on staff-to-student sexual misconduct in universities is masking the problem, according to a group of researchers.
Paediatrician and academic Terence Stephenson has been appointed chair of the Health Research Authority, the national agency responsible for the governance of clinical trials.
The Augar review’s failure to assess the potential impact of its recommendations on how research is funded has led to a “distorted” view of higher education’s financial health, according to a House of Lords report.
Health minister Matt Hancock has announced £250 million in funding for a laboratory looking at the application of artificial intelligence in the National Health Service.
The National Institute for Health Research is to launch an annual call specifically focused on social care research, with a £3-million funding pot for the first round