UK Academy of Medical Sciences

The Academy of Medical Sciences advises separating research using animals containing human genetic, cellular, or tissue materials into tiers and creating a national advisory body.

Sir John Bell, president of the Academy of Medical Sciences, blames "a cumbersome regulatory environment" in the UK for driving its medical research elsewhere in the world.

The report, entitled "Genome-wide association studies: understanding the genetics of common disease," is the result of an October 2008 forum hosted by the academy that drew representatives from academia and industry that discussed how to better design GWA studies and how to better translate their findings into clinical use.

A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

Researchers have uncovered signals of selection that may enable the Bajau people to free five hundreds of feet deep, Reuters reports.

In Science this week: paternally inherited cis-regulatory structural variants in autism, and more.

A new report outlines issues facing the implementation of personalized medicine in the UK, the Independent reports.