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Tagged With: Royal Institution

Podcast: Creating synthetic life

Synthetic biology is a new, intriguing technology that could have a huge impact on humans and our environment. At our Biology Week 2015 debate, chaired by Dr Adam Rutherford, a panel of experts outlined the process of designing and building new life forms and discussed the ethical challenges we will face. What impact could synthetic … Continue reading »

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The reality of illusion

By Veronica Wignall, Society of Biology volunteer The Society of Biology is supporting a talk on That Dress and the Illusion of Reality by Professor Bruce Hood FSB at Questioning Reality, an Ri Lates event, on Friday 17th April. Recently a picture of a dress divided the world in an unprecedented debate about its colour: … Continue reading »

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Behavioural Genetics: who are you?

Dr Claire Hastings introduces the field of Behavioural Genetics ahead of the Royal Institution debate entitled: “The good, the bad, and the genetically predetermined” on the 15th October, during Biology Week 2013. Your genome contains all the instructions for building you. This includes genes that affect your behaviour: from learning and memory, eating and sleeping … Continue reading »

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