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Lord Robert Winston

Lord Robert Winston

Professor of Science & Society and Emeritus Professor, Fertility Studies, Imperial College
Robert Winston, Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, runs a research program in the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology on transgenic technology in animal models, with a long-term aim of improving human transplantation. His research led to the development of gynecological microsurgery in the 1970s and various improvements in reproductive medicine, subsequently adopted internationally, particularly in the field of endocrinology and IVF.  His work on pre-implantation genetic diagnosis enabled families carrying gene defects to have children free of fatal illnesses. He has been a visiting professor at a number of American, Australian and European universities and was President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 2005. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, an Honorary Fellow of Queen Mary College, and holds honorary Fellowships with the Royal Academy of Engineering, Institute of Biology, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

More About Lord Robert Winston

Winston tells us why it’s important to check out the dark side of inventions.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Winston warns against the potential dangers of genetic engineering and the risks of taking technology too far.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Winston talks to Global about a wide range of issues relating to medical ethics from the sale of organs to the use of embryonic stem cells to the value of patents and the compatibility of religion and science.

Wednesday, December 31, 1969

New tests for genetic screening of unborn babies will not be 100 per cent accurate and may scare parents into believing their children will be born with a disability when they are healthy, Lord Robert Winston warns.

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Thursday, May 31, 2007