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The Biomedical Sciences incorporate a wealth of disciplines that are used to monitor health, and create tools to diagnose and treat disease.  It incorporates pre-clinical research, and clinical trials, through to the commercialisation of research to drugs and apparatus used by medical professionals.

Policy issues in the biomedical sciences relate to the ethical use of human material (e.g. stem cells and embryo research), the use of animals in research, biosecurity, and environmental implications on health.