The sequencing of the Kiwi genome by scientists outside New Zealand is a call to action. New Zealand should be examining the genomes of species of importance to us. Let’s investigate our biological heritage ourselves.
Taonga Genomes Jul 26
Given the Finger Jul 11
Our extinct relatives still shape the way we evolve.
Genetics is a powerful tool that has transformed the animals and plants around us. How much more useful could it be if we used all our abilities?
Lab in a Box Jun 16
Announcing the birth of Lab-in-a-Box. Now updated with new images!
Oxitec’s GM mosquitos may be a very effective way to control insects that carry human disease
The recent production of germline genetically modified human embryos raises ethical questions for us all.
How to make a Mammoth Apr 19
Are we really close to resurrecting the Mammoth?
The value of seeing things. Apr 13
Peter K. Dearden A month or so ago I got a pain. A nagging, annoying pain in what a doctor referred to as ‘the groinal area’. In a testicle to be precise. Now, as a possessor of a Y chromosome, I did what needed to be done, I ignored it. But it hurt. Now when [...]
Brontosauri are back, or are they?
Science and Impact. Apr 06
Measuring the impact of Science is hard and important, but let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater