Should commercial providers of direct-to-consumer genetic tests have to back up their advertising claims and should they be subject to international market controls?
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The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), today (21 May 2009) announces significant changes to how it supports postgraduate training in the social sciences.
"Personal genome testing at its current state is a waste of time and money", argues one of tonight's (Thursday 14 May 2009) speakers at a public, question-time style event to debate the gathering, trading and communicating of personal genetic data.
The way that mothers talk to their children when they are young has a lasting effect on children's social skills, according to a research study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.
A new joint Economic and Social Research Council and Technology Strategy Board publication highlights the need to focus on improving the energy efficiency of millions of buildings in Britain that will still be standing in 2050.
Over the past decade the growth in Business Schools has created a global market for well trained staff, who are already in short supply.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Act becomes law in April 2009. It promises groundbreaking legislation on assisted reproduction and embryo research, but was its development really a landmark in national scientific decision making?
The ESRC Genomics Network (EGN) will be marking the ESRC's Festival of Social Science (6-15 March 2009), with a UK wide calendar of activities for young people and adults.
Assumptions that the United Kingdom will be able to remain a globally competitive, high-wage economy provided it has a sufficiently skilled workforce will be challenged at a seminar organised as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's forthcoming Festival of Social Science (6-15 March).
Social science plays an important part in all our lives. It shows that science is not just test tubes and technology but involves people and society too.