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Author Archives: Alessandro Coatti

About Alessandro Coatti

Alessandro is science policy officer for the RSB. Alessandro focuses on science policy activities relating to human, animal and biomedical research. He supports the Animal Science Group and the UK Bioscience Sector Coalition.

Lifting the curtain – in celebration of LGBTQ+ scientists’ visibility

Who inspired you to find who you are or who you could be? “Dear Minister, I am a twelve-year-old Queer. I want to be a Queer artist like Michelangelo, Leonardo or Tchaikovsky.” As a child, Derek Jarman, the film-maker, artist and gay-rights activist, knew who his heroes were. He looked up to them because their … Continue reading »

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The debate on regulation of heritable genome editing

Nature has published a letter from a group of scientists and bioethicists calling for a moratorium on the clinical use of heritable genome editing.

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An LGBT+ champion: Professor Ben Barres, one of the first transgender neuroscientists

The first international day for LGBTQ+ scientists in STEM aims to be a celebration of diversity in science. Organised by Pride in STEM, House of STEM, InterEngineering and oSTEM, the day is the first of its kind to celebrate the LGBT+ community across all the sciences. The important goal of the organisers and supporters – … Continue reading »

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