2001

Don’t shoot the scientist! – Dimitris Kioussis
A review of the novel “White Teeth” by Zadie Smith and its description of transgenic research.
Stem cell therapy and research – Robin Lovell-Badge
What stem cells are, how they can be produced and what therapeutic possibilities they hold.
Superbugs – the problem of antimicrobial resistance – Roger Buxton
How antibiotics work, how bacteria can become resistant to them, and the importance of conserving their use.
The genes that control ageing – Tom Kirkwood
The reasons for ageing and how scientists are beginning to understand the ageing process.
Where do genes come from? The case of the “green” parasites – Don Williamson
The story of endosymbiosis and the surprising implications that discoveries in this field have for human health.

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