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Test, learn, adapt – a scientific approach to public policy

Dr. Prateek Buch is a research scientist and public engagement professional working to involve patients and the public in a world-leading research programme to develop gene and cell therapies for vision loss. Prateek is also a Liberal Democrat, the acting Director of the Social Liberal Forum (, and is on the executive of Science is Vital, through which he advocates evidence-based policies and promotes the importance of science in public policy. He tweets @prateekbuch and blogs (occasionally) about science and politics at 


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