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Wellcome Leap: Unconventional Projects. Funded at Scale.

Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications.

As an organization that challenges conventional wisdom and aims to create more breakthroughs in health, we often find ourselves in uncharted territory.

Patients, families, and communities need advances in human health, and they need them faster. Fundamental new discoveries, new ways of thinking, and new tools that lead to breakthroughs, often require that we simultaneously and responsibly develop frameworks related to the ethical, legal, and societal implications resulting from these breakthroughs. Privacy concerns. Potential misuse of new technologies. Unintended consequences. Rather than ignore or leave such issues for others to solve, we do our best to consider the possible implications of breakthroughs before we even achieve them.

With that in mind— and complementing our networks of scientists and problem-solvers—we’ve convened a group of independent, diverse, multi-disciplinary experts from around the world to advise us with their combined expertise in ethics, cybersecurity, data privacy and consent, financial risk management, information management, and more. We consult regularly with these experts to make sure we’re considering the ethical, legal, and societal implication of emerging breakthroughs—near and far.

Just like we stack the odds to increase the likelihood of creating breakthroughs, we work to increase the likelihood that these advances help bring about the kind of world we want to live in. Together.