After three successful previous installments, the fourth annual ‘Great Medico-Legal Debate’ was held on 24 February 2017 at the University of Glasgow. The Great Medico-Legal Debate is an annual debate on an exciting medical law and ethics topic between five
The Buchanan Institute is hosting a panel debate on the ethics and applications of gene editing in human embryos. This is following the news that as of February 2016, the Crick Institute will be performing genetic research on human embryos.
How does biomedical research take place? Is it safe? Who undertakes the research? Should vulnerable individuals, such as children, be used in biomedical investigations? The Biomedical Research Ethics Film Festival will seek to answer some of these questions. At the
A panel of experts chaired by Professor Jonathan Gibbs of the Edinburgh College of Art will discuss fiction and the arts in science and law communication. Shawn Harmon, law lecturer and author of Fever Medicine, will speak about the creative process which resulted in Fever
Shawn Harmon, the author of Fever Medicine, will introduce the genesis of this illustrated novel, followed by a brief reading, and will then invite those present to participate in a dialogue around the ethics of human enhancement. The discussion will be
MI Lunch Date: 14th January 2014, 12.30-1.30pm, Ken Mason Suite, School of Law, University of Edinburgh Speakers: Professor Stephen Lawrie (Psychiatry) and Professor Graeme Laurie (Mason Institute/Law), University of Edinburgh Title: Can we predict who will suffer from mental illness
How far can human beings go, when replacing their body parts with that of machines, before they become cyborgs? Will humanity eventually become obsolete? Should individuals download themselves into their computers before they die? What would these new developments mean