By Barney Wharam It was billed to be as inspiring as the space program. The sequencing of the human genome, figuring out our DNA code letter for letter, is one of our greatest… Continue reading
By Kruti Shrotri Bacterial infections are becoming a serious threat to society as the bacteria that cause them become increasingly resistant to our current antibiotics. Earlier this year, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame… Continue reading
By Marie Rogers Recent news articles have claimed that red haired people may become extinct. The gene for red hair is recessive, which means both parents have to have it for their child… Continue reading
By Anna Tiley A recent conversation with a friend somehow turned to the topic of human hair colour. What determines hair colour? And why does it change with age?
By Anna Tiley A few weeks ago, two papers were published in the journal Nature by a young female researcher in Japan, and they have been causing quite a stir. The researcher, Dr… Continue reading
By Lauren Hoskin Each year there are an estimated 50-100 million cases of Dengue fever reported worldwide. This potentially life-threatening disease is principally transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Up to now, techniques… Continue reading
By Anna Tiley Dogs are thought to be the first animals domesticated by humans, but until now the timing and location of their origin has been hard to pin down. This is due… Continue reading
By Anna Tiley This July I spent a day volunteering at Soapbox Science in London, an exciting event aimed at promoting women in Science. I was paired with Dr. Ravinder Kanda who gave… Continue reading