Transhumanist UK congratulates the UK HFEA on its foresight in allowing gene editing of embryos

Originally published on 10 February 2016. “Our Licence Committee has approved an application from Dr Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute to renew her laboratory’s research licence to include gene editing of embryos.” – HFEA (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority), 01 February 2016. Transhumanist UK views this decision as a key landmark in the progress towardsContinue reading “Transhumanist UK congratulates the UK HFEA on its foresight in allowing gene editing of embryos”

Transhumanist UK urges exemption of nootropics from the Psychoactive Substances Bill

Originally published on 27 January 2016. The blanket ban undermines past and current research, and threatens the future development of other low risk, non-recreational drugs and supplements that can be of potential therapeutic benefit to citizens. The Psychoactive Substances Bill was proposed to “Protect hard-working citizens from the risks posed by untested, unknown and potentially harmfulContinue reading “Transhumanist UK urges exemption of nootropics from the Psychoactive Substances Bill”

Universal Basic Income (press release)

Originally published on 29 December 2015. Transhumanist UK today welcomed the publication of the RSA’s report “Creative citizen, creative state: the principled and pragmatic case for a Universal Basic Income”. The RSA (the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), which was founded in London in 1754, has the stated mission “toContinue reading “Universal Basic Income (press release)”

No to blanket bans on genetically modified crops

Originally published on 11 August 2015. TRANSHUMANIST UK PRESS RELEASE Why the Scottish ban on GM is bad for Scotland and the UK The recent announcement by MSP Richard Lochhead to ban the growing of Genetically Modified crops in Scotland is short-sighted. By banning GM crop growing Scotland is announcing its intention to rely solely on outdated,Continue reading “No to blanket bans on genetically modified crops”