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Welcome to the Christian Medical Fellowship blogs. Here you will find comment on a wide range of topical issues at the interface of Christianity and medicine. Although all blog posts are reviewed by an editorial team, our blog authors all write in a personal capacity and the views expressed are not necessarily those of CMF. We encourage interaction and debate so please feel free to contribute to the discussion.

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The NMC Case against Pauline Cafferkey: a working example of ‘Compassion Deficit Disorder’ in nursing leadership?

It is hard to find anyone who thinks the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) did the right thing in taking Pauline Cafferkey to a misconduct hearing. If you missed the story, Cafferkey is a nurse who volunteered to work in Sierra Leone at the peak […]

Gene Drives: the ethics of destroying a species to save human lives

If one had the power to save millions of human lives by exterminating a whole species, could we and should we do so?  Ethical questions like this have been around in one form or another in text books and seminar halls for decades. With the […]

Eugenics – could NIPT for Down’s Syndrome bring us full-circle?

Is it wrong to kill disabled people if caring for them costs more than identifying and destroying them? The Nazis believed killing in these circumstances was not only right but a public duty and the German public was softened up to accept it through a […]

How to make a story out of a non-story: hype, hubris and motherless embryos

I did not plan to write a blog on the ‘motherless babies’ story. I assumed that mainstream journalists would read at least some of the detail of new research that has combined sperm with non-egg cells to produce 30 mouse pups that then went on […]

Is Professor Basky Thilaganathan deliberately misleading parliament over the results of NIPT for Down’s syndrome?

Here’s a new story involving disabled people, taxpayers’ money, apparent scientific deception, a biotechnology company looking for profits and the NHS. The NHS is close to introducing a new test for pregnant women that will make it much easier to detect and search out any […]