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Experts tackle 3 key policy areas for using cutting-edge sequencing in patient care

As techniques such as next generation sequencing, which determines the precise order of the nucleotides that make up DNA, are used in patient diagnosis and treatment, three critical policy areas remain ill-defined: 381 more words

Healthcare

New core staff expenses claim form & process and updated policy

The new core staff expenses claim form and process are now available for use from 1st October 2014.  The claim form was emailed to core staff on 29/09/14 and details of the revised process and guidance notes on how to use the form and submit your expenses are available on WEA’s Staff Intranet. 27 more words

Core Staff

What next for climate change debate?

We’ve had a week or so of newspaper articles and blogs focusing on the impact of climate change. How we really do need to take this seriously, otherwise huge areas around the world will be under flood water or temperatures so hot they will be unlivable. 301 more words

Policy

The Religious Right’s Slow-Motion Suicide - Michael Tomasky 09.29.14

In fairness, the culture-war right has done less damage than the neocons and the super rich have. But they’re still the ones on the ropes. 430 more words

Politics

Canada and EU officially sign the trade agreement that could open-up the road to TTIP

Last Friday the European Union and Canada officially marked the end of five years of negotiations and talks: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the two parts was signed. 812 more words

Policy

Fracking Policy When Left to the States

By Sun-Young C.

As seen with several cases (Mexico City’s water shortage, California’s agriculture, and even various power markets), a move towards government involvement and a more coordinated form of regulation most often results in more efficient allocation and delivery of scarce resources through improved incentives for the parties involved. 581 more words

Traditional Energy

The Machine Is a Garden

In 1898, an unassuming British stenographer hatched the idea of “garden cities” as an antidote to dirty, crowded London. Today, a revival of that idea is spreading from the U.K. 258 more words