biology, genetic modification, Opinion piece, Uncategorized

A genetically engineered menagerie

The ongoing buzz over CRISPR gene editing is continuing to gather pace – and so is research that is using this technique, which appears to be snowballing merrily away whilst ethics committees rush to keep up Continue reading

biology, evolution, Explainer

Being human in a hominin world

There’s a lot of science fiction books that ask the question “What is it like to be human in an alien world/society?” Recently, with the explosion in molecular paleontology that is taking place, I’ve found myself wondering what it means to be human in a world that was (once) full of other – well, were they humans?

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