Topic for Melting Pot Lunch 20 September 2017 ‘Geno-what’? A new technology is sweeping across the NHS, but what can it offer and what does it mean?
Genomics - the ability to test for 20,000 genes in one go - is now available in many clinical services. Whilst you may not have personally accessed such testing, someone you are biologically related to may be offered it. And the questions that they have answered may be of interest to you too.
For well over one hundred years people have been arguing about the second chamber of Parliament. What powers should it have? Who should sit in it? And do we need a second chamber at all? If we do, what possible justification can there be for an unelected House, made up largely of superannuated political appointees and people who owe their position in it to an accident of birth? How can such a chamber be representative of the people that it is meant to serve?