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Ancestry.com denies exploiting users' DNA

Honorary researcher, Debbie Kennett (UCL Life Sciences), welcomes the building of a large, global DNA database for genealogy purposes as a DNA test on its own doesn't tell you anything at all. Read: BBC News, Listen: BBC Radio 4 'You and Yours' (from 18 mins, 10 secs) More...

Published: May 26, 2017 4:14:04 PM

The truth about HIV

A documentary about HIV features Professor Deenan Pillay and Professor Greg Towers (UCL Infection & Immunity) discussing the latest research, Dr Sheena McCormack (MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL) discussing the preventative measure, PrEP, and is presented by Dr Chris van Tulleken, a PhD student in Professor Towers' lab. Watch: BBC One 'The Truth About...' More...

Published: May 26, 2017 10:55:42 AM

Number of pensioners who need care to rise by quarter

Article about research involving Professor Eric Brunner (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health) on a study which has found that 2.8 million people over 65 will need nursing and social care by 2025 - largely because of the significant rise in dementia-related disability. Read: The Times (£),  More: The GuardianThe Telegraph, The Sun More...

Published: May 25, 2017 5:43:05 PM

A major study about the state of masculinity just launched

Dr John Barry (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) is leading a study of values and well-being among British men. Read: The Telegraph More...

Published: May 25, 2017 5:31:59 PM