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Bursaries available for our Translation in Healthcare Conference in June 2015

Wellcome Trust funding secured to cover the costs of local or international travel and registration for our June 2015 conference, here in Oxford.

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Extended deadline for proposals to 12th January 2015

HeLEX Conference June 23-25 2015, Oxford UK Translational Research and Emerging Technologies

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Life Sciences Society and Policy

Title: The evolution of withdrawal: negotiating research relationships in biobanking Authors: Melham Karen, Briceno Moraia Linda, Mitchell Colin, Morrison Michael, Teare Harriet, Kaye Jane Journal: Life Sciences Society and Policy MS: 1777235364129158

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Analysis: Research Ethics from the Japanese Perspective

Recently visiting Asst. Professor Jusaku Minari, has just published in Scripted " Return of Genetic Research Results: The Japanese Experience and its Implications for the International Debate" Jusaku Minari, Donald Chalmers, Kazuto Kato, pp.180-192. Time was spent on this article whilst visiting here at HeLEX, the University of Oxford. Many congratulations Asst Prof. Minari.

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DYNAMIC CONSENT : A patient interface for twenty-first century research networks

Follow the link for this article written by Jane Kaye, Edgar A Whitley, David Lund, Michael Morrison, Harriet Teare and Karen Melham in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

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Medical Law and Ethics Discussion Group

Follow the link for a summary of up and coming events run by the Medical Law and Ethics Discussion Group.

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Ethics at the Crossroads: Where Public Health, Genomics, Data and Translational Science Meet May 7th

Ethics at the Crossroads: Where Public Health, Genomics, Data and Translational Science Meet May 7th

International conference hosted by IU Center for Bioethics to explore emerging ethical, legal and social issues in science and society

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UKAN UK Anonymisation : Techniques, Risks & Benefits

The first conference of its kind in the UK, the symposium will feature: introduction of UKAN’s Guide to Best Practice in Anonymisation, keynotes from the Information Commissioner Christopher Graham, Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Professor Sir Mark Walport as well as panel sessions on the legal aspects and policy impacts of anonymisation. The symposium will take place on the 11th September 2014 at the Welcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London. NW1 2BE, UK. For further information and to register for the symposium please go to our website

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The legal ecology of resistance, or why normal IP rules shouldn't apply to antibiotics

Professor Kevin Outterson, Boston University School of Public Health and Dr Timo Minssen, University of Copenhagen will be speaking this Friday 25 April at 2pm in Seminar Room 1, Rosemary Rue Building, Old Road Campus Headington, Oxford

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Recent publication in Genome Medicine

Data sharing policy design for consortia: challenges for sustainability

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New paper out in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences

Dr Jane Kaye of HeLEX is among contributors to this new paper in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences entitled "A review of the key issues associated with the commercialization of biobanks"

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Consent issues in genomic research - interview with Dr. Jane Kaye

Dr Jane Kaye, Director of the Centre for Law, Health and Emerging Technologies at the University of Oxford, discusses with Michele Garfinkel, Manager of the EMBO Science Policy Programme, her research on how to adapt consent procedures to the requirements of different genomic research projects.

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Personal Genome Project launched in the UK – 7th November 2013

HeLEX is involved in the Personal Genome Project that is being led by Professor Stephan Beck from UCL. Here are the links to some of the news coverage.

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A Global Alliance to enable responsible sharing of genomic and clinical data

Over 70 leading health care, research, and disease advocacy organizations that together involve colleagues in over 40 countries have taken the first steps to form an international alliance dedicated to enabling secure sharing of genomic and clinical data.

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Two summer internships at HeLEX for July 2013

We are currently offering two non-stipendiary summer internships for the month of July 2013, at the Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies, in the Department of Public Health at the University of Oxford.

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