Research & Themes
Many people are aware of the potential social importance of the contemporary life sciences. Current genomic research may lead to new cures for degenerative diseases; technologists may develop new sources of energy and food, and all of these developments benefit from being investigated carefully and systematically by social scientists.
The Forum is pioneering new ways to promote and communicate social research and to ensure that activities from across the Genomics Network inform policy, scientific practice and public debate. The Forum does not itself undertake large-scale research but academic staff work on dedicated programmes designed to support and extend wider Network efforts.