Tag - genetics
In the first of a new series we’re running called Face to Face with the New Optimists, we spoke to Professor Jack Cohen. An Honorary Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University and a Fellow of the Institute of Biology, Jack has written several books including the Science of Discworld series.
His essay in The New Optimists is about reproductive biology, the science behind why we look like and inherit traits from our ancestors. The first part of our interview here looks at emerging theories, in particular changing theories around genetics
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I’ve just listened to the July podcast from Cancer Research UK. It was really good with some strong connections to the work of some of the scientists writing in the New Optimists’ first book.
The first item is about the caps on the ends of chromosomes (telomeres) which could lead to a test for leukaemia. This would mean patients wouldn’t have to go through aggressive chemo that they may not need. This is the kind of the pioneering work Charlie Craddock does at QEHB where
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