Category Archives: Bioethics

One in four retired Britons return to work – research by Professor Karen Glaser

King’s researchers examining the reasons why retirees return to employment – or ‘unretire’ – have suggested that the older generation should not be forgotten by policies aiming to keep older people in work. The ‘Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse’ … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Richard Gibson (Bioethics & Society, Class of 2016) for securing a funded PhD at the University of Manchester on the ethical & legal evaluation of the practice of healthy limb amputation in cases of Body Integrity Identity Disorder

Richard Gibson, previously a Master’s student in Bioethics & Society (Class of 2016), began a PhD this academic year at the University of Manchester. Many congratulations to Richard for being awarded a prestigious  University of Manchester School of Law Graduate Scholarship, where … Continue reading

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Launch of Bios ‘Repro’ Reading Group at King’s, led by Sigrid Vertommen, Giulia Cavaliere and by Anneleen Kenis

Reproduction and Resistance: Making Babies in the 21st Century King’s College London Reading Group, November 2017 – June 2018 Description Women’s reproductive bodies have been at the frontline of various bio/necropolitical projects of liberal modernity, including capitalist industrialisation, colonial settlement, … Continue reading

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Calling all bioethicists, including PhD and Master’s students! Call for Abstracts now open for Institute of Medical Ethics 2018 Summer Conference, Oxford June 19th-20th

The Institute of Medical Ethics invites abstracts for its forthcoming conference in Oxford 19th and 20th June 2018. The conference is a two-day event, designed to give opportunities for academics, clinicians and students involved in biomedical ethics research and the medical humanities to present their current … Continue reading

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Today! Monday October 16th 5 pm at Guy’s Campus: Jennifer Doudna UC Berkeley speaks about CRISPR, “Nature’s toolkit for genome editing”

When: Monday October 16th, 5:15 pm Where: Lecture Theatre 1, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, SE1 1UL Speaker: Jennifer Doudna, Professor and HHMI Investigator, UC Berkeley. Hosts: Professor Franca Fraternali and Professor Michael Malim Abstract: Gene editing with CRISPR technology is transforming biology.  Understanding … Continue reading

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