The rapid advancement of science, and particularly genetic science, is opening up new fields of knowledge to investigation, ethical debate and public policy development. As part of IPPR's Rethinking Social Justice project, this discussion paper considers recent advances in behavioural genetics - the study of how genes influence behaviour - and suggests how this research may be both useful and of concern to those interested in a fairer society and greater equality of opportunity.
State of the North 2024: Charting the course for a decade of renewalThe North’s communities are ambitious for a better future, but face systemic and pronounced inequalities. Gaps in power, wealth, opportunity, and health result in shorter, sicker, less fulfilling lives.
No home left behind: Funding a just transition to clean heat in ScotlandHow can we ensure that investment in clean heating in Scottish homes drives a just transition, sharing costs and benefits fairly?
The asylum backlog: Job done?This blog post sets out how the department must now grapple with a new set of backlog challenges.