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Community Guidelines

We encourage you to leave comments on our posts and take part in the discussions, but we ask you to stay within the following guidelines:

Healthy debate is fine, but persistent attacks against individuals or organisations will not be tolerated. We want this to be a welcoming place for the discussion and sharing of ideas.

Don’t post content that others may find offensive or threatening. This includes anything racist, sexist, homophobic, hateful, threatening, insulting, obscene or profane. Please be considerate of other people, even if you have differing views on a subject.

Stay within the law. We will remove anything that is unlawful or that may put us at risk of legal action. This includes defamatory comments.

Stay on topic! In order to keep conversations useful and engaging, we ask you to stick to the topic discussed in the post in the comments section. Please join us on Twitter or Facebook for wider ranging conversations.

Don’t spam us. We have filters in place to catch the majority of spam, but we reserve the right to remove anything that slips through the net, without warning. This is a place for discussion not advertising. We reserve the right to edit/remove content that promotes products, services, or other personal interests, unless we feel it is relevant to other readers.

Don’t post personal details. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers, addresses or email addresses in the body of your postings.

Don’t ask for medical advice. Although some of our posts may discuss medical issues, we are not in a position to offer medical advice. If you have a concern please refer it to your doctor.

Be part of the community. Comment on posts, discuss things with other members of the community and let’s work together to create a really useful resource. Be nice, be patient, and share!

Although we will not do so unless it is necessary, we may edit, move or otherwise alter comments posted by users. As a last resort, we reserve the right to delete posts and block users from commenting if they fail to keep to our guidelines.

To comment you will need to provide your email address. This will not be used for any other purpose without asking you first.

If you wish to contact us directly about anything on the blog, you can email us at communications@wellcome.ac.uk

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