2016 Francis Crick prize lecture

2016 Francis Crick prize lecture given by Dr Madan Babu Mohan The Francis Crick lecture is given annually in any field in the biological sciences. Dr Madan Babu Mohan was awarded the 2016 Francis Crick lecture for his major and widespread contributions to computational biology. Dr Madan Babu Mohan heads the Regulatory Genomics and Systems Biology group […]

Herding Hemingway’s Cats: How do our genes work?

We’ve all heard of genes, but how do they actually work? Geneticist Kat Arney and her scientific guests will draw on stories ranging from six-toed cats to fish hips, exploring how DNA is packed, unpacked and read. Kat will be talking to epigeneticist Professor Anne Ferguson-Smithfrom Cambridge University and Dr Ben Lehner, Group Leader at the Centre […]

Strawberry Genome Sequenced

A multinational team of scientists has successfully sequenced the genome of woodland strawberries. Whilst these aren’t the kind of strawberries you can find in your local supermarket, understanding their genetic code still has huge potential. Not only are woodland strawberries closely related to their cultivated counterparts, they are also part of the same genetic family […]

From the Editor – Crazy Kary Mullis

08/02/2006 Three years ago, after yet another Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) had failed and science seemed a never-ending series of repetitive frustrations, a friend lent me a book, Dancing Naked in the Mind Field, by Kary Mullis, inventor of PCR. Mullis, as it turns out, is one of those controversial figures of science. A distinguished […]