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BioNews Comment articles written by Professor Richard Ashcroft:

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Genetics and autism: untangling the debate
21 September 2009 - by Professor Richard Ashcroft
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is rarely far from the news. ASD is a complex, and as yet poorly understood, pervasive developmental disorder. People with ASD display a triad of impairments in social communication, social interaction, and social imagination (1). The impact of these impairments on children and adults with ASD, and on their families, can vary enormously. However, a common reaction to ASD is fear: fear that my child may develop ASD; fear that my child with ASD will suffer;
Why the UK doesn't need a national bioethics committee
29 November 2004 - by Professor Richard Ashcroft
In a recent guest commentary for BioNews, Josephine Quintavalle of Comment on Reproductive Ethics (Core) presented the case for establishing a national bioethics committee for the UK. She rightly noted that many countries have established such a committee, and that many of these committees have a distinguished record in producing... [Read More]