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September 30th

Ethics review identifies top two challenges for genome editing

Preventing the transmission of inherited genetic diseases, and increasing food production rates in farmed animals are two potential applications of genome editing technologies that require urgent ethical scrutiny, according to the independent Nuffield Council on Bioethics.

September 28th

Government reforms could put the sustainability and quality of early years provision at risk

New research from LSE and funded by the Nuffield Foundation suggests that government proposals to introduce a new national early years funding formula could put the sustainability and quality of early years education and care providers at risk. 

The government is proposing a new national funding formula for early years education and care in 2017-18, at the same time as introducing free entitlement to 30 hours of childcare for working parents of three- and four-year-olds.

September 16th

Government’s flagship 14-19 schools and colleges struggle to recruit girls and high achievers

New Nuffield-funded research from IPPR uncovers the typical students who attend the government’s new University Technical Colleges (UTCs), studio schools and 14-19 free schools.