Talking informed consent for gene therapy on BloodStream™ podcast

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The latest episode of BloodStream™, a bleeding disorders community podcast, is now freely available to listen to, featuring a guest appearance from On The Pulse director, Laurence Woollard, talking all things informed consent for gene therapy in haemophilia. Laurence is accompanied by Dr Rich Gorman and Dr Dakota Rosenfelt as they unpack for listeners their recently […]

NEW PUBLICATION: Improving informed consent for gene therapy

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We are excited to share our latest review article on informed consent practices in the age of genetic medicines, published in the peer-reviewed, open access journal, Therapeutic Advances in Rare Disease (TAIRD).  On The Pulse director, Laurence Woollard, joined forces with Dr Rich Gorman and Dr Dakota Rosenfelt, to produce the comprehensive paper titled: “Improving […]

READ: Commentary in BMJ Opinion on exposing medical paternalism

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In recognition of World Haemophilia Day 2021, we are pleased to have our first commentary published in BMJ Opinion, drawing attention to the practice of medical paternalism against the backdrop of the ongoing Infected Blood Inquiry.  BMJ Opinion provides a platform for debate on topical issues of relevance to its international medical and healthcare readership. […]

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Spotlight on History: Contaminated Blood and the Origins of the Infected Blood Inquiry

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The Infected Blood Inquiry, chaired by Sir Brian Langstaff, is due to begin its public hearings in London on Tuesday 30 April 2019. The inquiry is examining the circumstances in which men, women and children were given contaminated blood and contaminated blood products in the UK, in particular since 1970. As of next week, people […]

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Factor This! Series: In Conversation with John Pasi

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The working year is nearly over but we’re thrilled to be rounding off our Factor This! blog series with yet another exceptional scientist and clinical thought-leader in haemophilia – Professor John Pasi. Since 2003, John has been Professor of Haemostasis and Thrombosis and Honorary Consultant Haematologist at Barts and The London School of Medicine and […]

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Factor This! Series: In Conversation with Flora Peyvandi

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It’s goodbye to summer and hello to our first Autumn instalment in our Factor This! blog series. We’re very lucky to feature one of the most internationally recognised haematologists of our time – Professor Flora Peyvandi. Flora has justifiably earned this reputation through her extensive portfolio of basic and medical science research, primarily into the […]