Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent
This is my take on the medical and health issues of the day, especially those involving research and ethics
Fergus began working for the BBC in 1984 and has reported on health, science and medicine for nearly 20 years. Follow Fergus on Twitter.
He has reported for the BBC from around the world on topics such as stem cells, obesity, HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, polio and swine flu.
Fergus has had his genes sequenced, his heart, brain and other body parts scanned, as well as being vaccinated against bird flu for his reports.
He appeared in a BBC TV drama with Julie Walters. He didn't win any awards for his acting, but has won several for his journalism.