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The shortlisted submissions for the Royal Society of New Zealand’s Manhire Prize for Creative Science Writing for 2010 are now available on-line. Congratulations to all short-listed writers.

The entries are available as PDF files to download. Share your favourites in the comments. Have happy reading!

(As an aside I had wanted very much to enter myself, especially as neuroscience is an area I love to follow, but work commitments meant I didn’t have time put towards an entry. Next year maybe…)

Other articles at Code for life:

Book sales, frumpy readers, and mental rotation of book titles

I remember because my DNA was methylated

Deleting a gene can turn an ovary into a testis in adult mammals

GMOs and the plants we eat: neither are ’natural’

The inheritance of face recognition (should you blame your parents if you can’t recognise faces?)

Monkey business, or is my uncle also my Dad?