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Ethics for scientists!

Ethics for scientists is an enrichment course which is designed to give those students interested in science or studying science at university the skills and knowledge to thrive doing so. It covers ethical issues including consent and autonomy in medical ethics; the rights of animals in animal testing; the future use and rights of AI and robots; the collection and use of personal data by companies and governments; and medical research in developing countries.

Ms Kelly Meuleman, Head of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

Facts and figures


students currently studying Ethics for scientists


The first genome edited human babies were born in 2018 – the scientist, He Jiankui, who carried out the procedure is in prison


In 1984 Barry Marshall infected himself with Heliobachter pylori to prove the bacterium caused peptic ulcers and won a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


In 2019 the company Open AI developed a system which can write automated text mimicking a human writing. They didn't release the algorithm publicly due to fear of misuse

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