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
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?
It is not often that completely novel pathogens are identified, but in 2013 this is exactly what happened in South Africa. Continue reading The Mysterious Deadly New Fungus: Emergomyces africanus
With the soft drinks levy six months into effect, the prevalence of sugar-averse drinks has flooded the market. Packaged under ‘free’, ‘diet’, ‘light’ to the classic ‘zero-sugar’, drinks companies have circumvented this sticky problem by dropping the sweet stuff from their recipes altogether. Continue reading The Sticky State of Artificial Sweeteners