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The Uses and Abuses of Biology Programme.

The Uses and Abuses of Biology (UAB) Programme is an academic research programme that was set up to award funding for innovative research at the interface of biology and society. This website is the central location drawing together all the work of the Programme - we hope you enjoy it.

Please use the buttons above to access our collection of academic publications and popular articles from the UAB Programme. You can also find a range of media coverage of our work.

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The UAB Programme is organised and administered as part of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion. The Faraday Institute is an academic research institute based at St Edmund's College, Cambridge, which exists to facilitate the discussion of science and religion among academics and the wider public. For more information about the work of The Faraday Institute, including extensive resources, please see the website.