Gene editing has become so prevalent in science fiction it is almost its own genre. On 15 May 2019, Perfect premiered at the Prince Charles Cinema and Stratford Picturehouse, kicking off the 19th annual Sci-Fi London Film Festival. The Biochemical Society took part at the festival, providing an introduction to the themes explored in this film. Continue reading Sci-Fi London and the Ethics of Gene Editing
Translational research, with the goal of “translating” laboratory results into improved human healthcare, is fundamental for progression in the field of medical research. Working in a laboratory environment, it is often easy to lose sight of why research is being conducted. Continue reading Translational science: bridging the gap between researchers and patients
The importance of conservation is ever growing as our planet and ecosystems are rapidly changing of particular interest in the UK is the European hedgehog. Continue reading In silico development of novel microsatellite markers in the European hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus)
By the end of the 20th century, many of the stigmas of the tattoo culture had been dismissed, and the practice has become more acceptable and accessible for people of all trades and levels of society, including scientists. Continue reading The Art of Science: would you have a permanent tribute to science inked on your body?