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News and Comment

July 2015

New edition of Making Sense of Screening launched

Public expectations about screening still don’t match what screening programmes can deliver.

June 2015

GM field trial threatened by vandals publishes results

Scientists ready to answer your questions on new study results.

Allergies Q&A with Mumsnet

Post your allergy questions on the Mumsnet forum to be answered by the experts.

Launch of Making Sense of Allergies

Confusion about allergies is putting people needlessly at risk say experts and medical charities

Sense About Science helps develop website that makes research publicly accessible

Live Q&A – what is putting our potatoes at risk?

Live plant science panel Q&A on Monday 22nd June between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm.

May 2015

New science advice plan for Europe

April 2015

No place for crime fiction in policy

UK election manifestos are misleading voters on crime and evidence.

Got questions about fracking?

Get them answered by an expert in our next live online Q&A

WHO calls for all clinical trial results to be published

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has made it unambiguously clear that researchers have an ethical imperative to make results from all clinical trials – including past trials – publicly available.

What do MPs think of RCTs?

Our survey of MPs’ attitudes has found unexpected support for using randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to test social policy. It also found tensions over fairness, and a preference for personal stories when talking to the public.

March 2015

University of Sheffield joins the plant science panel

The University of Sheffield department of Animal & Plant Sciences today joins plant science specialists in coming together to respond directly to people’s questions and concerns on issues around plant science as part of the Sense About Science plant science panel.  From the Ash Dieback disease to GM crops, from bees and pesticides to super potatoes, plant science and associated areas are continuously hitting the headlines.

Ask for Evidence is coming to Sheffield

February 2015

MPs find EU regulation on GMOs not “fit for purpose”

Welsh translation of 'Sense about genetic ancestry testing' ahead of S4C documentary

Our popular guide to genetic ancestry testing is now available in Welsh.

Live Q&A – what does ‘natural’ actually mean?

Live plant science panel Q&A on Friday 27 February between 1 and 2pm.

January 2015

Join us at AAAS

We're hosting a workshop, drinks reception and two sessions at this year's American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference, 12th - 16th February. Join us if you can.

Introducing Fact Check Central

Read, search and share fact checking blogs from across the web

New EU law allows countries to opt-out of growing GM

Researchers might benefit from the prospect of being able to use an evidence based approach in at least some member states.

Vacancy - Campaigns Manager

We are recruiting for this new post to run the AllTrials campaign and parts of other Sense About Science campaigns and responsive work.

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