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The Centre for Bioethics and Emerging Technologies (CBET) focuses on the ethical and social implications of biomedicine and other new technologies.

Through research, teaching, stakeholder dialogue and international networking, the centre engages with areas such as:

  • Ethics and philosophy of science
  • Policy, law and regulation
  • The broad social and economic implications of leading edge technologies
  • Bioethics in the media
  • Humanities and bioethics

The Centre also manages the production of The New Bioethics – A Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and The Body published by Taylor and Francis

The Werther Effect: Celebrating Suicide?

By Trevor Stammers

Though first coined in the 1970s, the term ‘Werther effect' is still not widely known but refers to well-recognised spikes in similar suicides following widespread media publicity of a specific suicide whether in a soap opera or real life... Read more.