Live now: Bioethics in NewsFilm Online

July 8, 2010

Construction of Bioethics in NewsFilm Online was principally the work of final year undergraduate Sarah Curtis

There are growing collections of online videos suitable for teaching about bioethics. Amongst these, one of the less-known resources is NewsFilm Online (NFO), a collection of several thousand news stories, of which a very respectable number include bioethics-related material. To raise awareness of this footage, we have developed an additional website Bioethics in NewsFilm Online, where many of the clips are rated and reviewed.

Unfortunately access to some service on the main NFO website, including the ability to download news clips, is constrained to member institutions (mostly UK Universities) – if you think you could make valuable educational use of these materials but are unable to access NFO, we suggest you contact EDINA who manage that site.


Human Genome Project: 10 years on

July 1, 2010

The tenth anniversary of the announcement that the human genome had been  ‘completely’ sequenced, has led to a large number of programmes and publications reflecting upon the impact that this information is having upon biomedicine. On 24th June, Today, the flagship current affairs programme on UK Radio 4, included a very interesting interview with John Sulston and Francis Collins the men who, respectively, had headed up the UK and USA ends of the publicly-funded consortia. The interview (7 minutes) can be heard via this link, and a transcript can be found here.