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Genome editing – recent advances and the question of ethics.

It is hoped that recent research into genome editing, which allows scientists to change an organism’s DNA at particular locations in the genome, will lead to the development of new ways to prevent and treat human diseases. However, these also raise ethical questions and concerns.

Hwang Woo-suk, ‘Pride of Korea’

Another of our researchers once considered to be a pioneering expert in their field before committing career suicide is South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk.

Obokata’s success turned sour

What’s the world coming to when you have to take every scientific breakthrough with a pinch of salt… or squeeze of lemon!

Pauling and the Big C

Our next entry in the Scientific Hall of Shame is also one of its least likely. A winner of two Nobel prizes no less, Linus Pauling’s later contributions to the world of healthcare left a lot to be desired.

5 predictions for Science and Technology in 2019

What will be dominating science and technology headlines in 2019?  Our technical experts peek into their crystal balls and share their predictions for innovation and technology in the coming year.

Pioneering work on proteins wins Nobel Prize

his year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their work harnessing the power of evolution to develop new proteins used in drugs and medical treatments.

Clean but not lean?

Could commonly-used, household cleaners be making children overweight? New study suggests that everyday disinfectants and surface cleaners might be altering the bacteria in their guts.

The rewards of investing in life sciences

Despite uncertainty in global financial markets and around the impact of Brexit on R&D funding, workforce and medicines regulation, the UK’s Life Sciences sector has continued to grow and attract investors.

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