Centre for Law, Medicine, and Life Sciences, University of Cambridge

The Cambridge Centre for Law, Medicine, and Life Sciences (“LML”) advances research and teaching on various legal and ethical challenges at the forefront of medicine and the life sciences. Its research areas include 1) medical research, innovations and incentives, 2) human biomaterials and personal data, 3) emerging technologies, 4) healthcare and medicine, and 5) public health.

In addressing these and many other challenges, LML looks beyond the boundaries of medical law as traditionally conceived. LML’s members specialise not only in medical law and bioethics, but also in areas such as competition law, family law, human rights, public law, information law, international law and intellectual property. In addition, many have training in disciplines other than law (including medicine, economics, history and philosophy) and relevant professional experience (including legal practice, private consultancy and civil service).


Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University

Located within the Genome Quebec Innovation Centre at McGill University, the CGP works at the crossroads of law, medicine, and public policy. Applying a multidisciplinary perspective and collaborating with national and international partners, the CGP analyzes the socio-ethical and legal norms influencing the promotion, prevention and protection of human health.   Currently, the CGP’s research covers six areas of genomics and policy: stem cell research and therapies, pediatrics, privacy, cancer, intellectual property, and biobanks (population genetics). These domains are approached using three guiding foundations: internationalization, policy development and knowledge transfer. First, CGP promotes internationalization by undertaking comparative analyses of policies and guidelines around the world. Secondly, CGP actively participates in the creation of international consortia with a view to promoting multidisciplinary policymaking. Finally, via theHumGen law and policy database, the CGP promotes knowledge transfer.

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