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4 in 5 adolescent girls have a mental health disorder following sexual assault

80% of young women were found to have a mental health disorder and 55% had two or more mental health disorders four to five months after sexual assault, according to a study led by UCL and The Havens, London’s specialist sexual assault referral  centres (SARCs) hosted by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Published: Jul 23, 2018 11:38:57 AM

Heritable genome editing could become “morally permissible”

An independent inquiry led by Nuffield Council on Bioethics, involving UCL, has concluded that editing the DNA of a human embryo, sperm, or egg to influence the characteristics of a future person (‘heritable genome editing’) could be “morally permissible”.

Published: Jul 23, 2018 10:38:26 AM

Cisco and UCL announce new AI Centre to open in autumn

Cisco today announced that it is partnering with UCL to open a new AI research centre, as part of its continuing investment in the UK with a commitment of £100m to help accelerate digital innovation for the nation.

Published: Jul 20, 2018 4:19:56 PM

UCL academics elected to British Academy

Three UCL academics have been made Fellows of the British Academy for the humanities and social sciences, in recognition of their outstanding research.

Published: Jul 20, 2018 2:28:17 PM

Professor Lewis Wolpert recognised with Royal Society Medal

Lewis Wolpert CBE FRS, Emeritus Professor of Biology as applied to Medicine (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology), has been awarded the Royal Medal by the Royal Society, in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of biological sciences.

Published: Jul 19, 2018 5:57:00 PM