Did you know that there are fewer human cells in our body than bacterial cells? For the human body to contain anything other than our own cells has always caused controversy; however, the idea of a second genome has been around for a while. Continue reading What is the Second Genome and how does it affect us?
Like many wet lab biologists, I was worried that my productivity would decrease and that I’d run out of work to do while working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Learning genomic data analysis as a wet lab biologist
At the end of May 2020, the Biochemical Society hosted an online chat via Twitter, focusing on ‘Teaching in Higher Education’, to share resources and discuss how to gain experience. For anyone who has never participated in a Twitter chat before, or is unsure of what one is, it’s simply an organised conversation using a specific hashtag (in this instance, #BiochemCareers) to share expertise on … Continue reading Teaching in Higher Education online Q&A
A study found that blood (serum) collected after a single bout of exercise (‘acute exercise’) was able to reduce cancer cell growth. Interestingly, serum collected at rest but after 6-months of exercise training had no effect. This suggests that the biochemical changes involved in the acute response to exercise can have direct anti-cancer effects. Continue reading Exercise protects against cancer – but how?
This is the second part of our commentary in which we look at the ways in which ideas of responsible research and innovation (RRI) are discussed in recent UK discourse on industrial biotechnology (IB) innovation, in particular the UK’s National IB Strategy to 2030. Continue reading Part 2 – The UK National Industrial Biotechnology Strategy to 2030: What role for Responsible Research and Innovation?