The twentieth and the twenty-first century have seen massive developments in bioscience and technology. Mapping the human genome was completed in 2003, since then the medical community has been increasingly interested in recording genetic patterns in association with disease. This combined with technological developments which allow data sharing and greater data accessibility created a concern amongst ethicists and human rights activists on the rights and protections of genetic data.
The project aims to provide a holistic view of the social, legal and ethical questions surrounding consent and collection of genetic data and its use in research for new medicine and new genetics. One of the main foci will be the uniqueness of genetic data and the public perception of new stratified medicine.
The Glasgow Medical Humanities Network brings together and enhances medical humanities across universities and collections in the city of Glasgow. Please explore our website and blog to find out more about what we’re doing.
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Find out about our Vision for the network, including the organizations we bring together, our network themes, and our commitment to improving equality, diversity and inclusion.
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Our Seed Awards support early career researchers, and help to enhance medical humanities in Glasgow.
You can also learn about highlighted Member Activities that take place across Glasgow, such as discussion groups and seminars, but which are organized and funded by Network member organizations, rather than the Network itself.
The Network is co-ordinated by a Steering Group drawn from across the City.
The Glasgow Medical Humanities Network is supported by a Wellcome Trust Small Grant in Humanities and Social Science.