At the end of last month the Canadian Government announced that it would be going ahead with clinical trials of a controversial new treatment for MS sufferers called 'liberation therapy.' The decision has gone almost unreported outside Canadian shores and yet for those interested in the relationship between science and its public it is a … Continue reading Science should take heed of the need to make the public its partners if it wishes to avoid calls for its liberation
It is a question all Boards and Committees should ask themselves. Yesterday the Prime Minister announced the final names making up the re-formed Council for Science and Technology. Many of the final selection are people I much admire and David Cameron can be confident he is in good hands when it comes to scientific advice. … Continue reading Is the Council for Science and Technology Fit-for-Purpose?