Why We’re Here – The Research

For those of you who have got the impression that so far my time in Ecuador has mostly been exploring, lying in a hammock and swimming, you're wrong. Well, half wrong. Okay, just a little bit wrong, we have been doing a lot of that. But there's a much more serious side to our life … Continue reading Why We’re Here – The Research

C-section babies 40% more likely to develop Asthma

According to a Danish study, babies born via C-section are more likely to be hospitalised more frequently and develop immune disorders such as asthma, allergies and diabetes. The exact cause of this isn't clear, and the operation itself is not likely to be the direct cause of these effects, so what could it be? Recent … Continue reading C-section babies 40% more likely to develop Asthma

The promiscuity gene

Whether we are likely to cheat or not is written in our genes. The media promotes sexual promiscuity and freedom as empowering and contemporary, however it turns out that people are more likely to be either monogomous or polygamous. Most people will fall into one of the two categories; either you form deep attachments to … Continue reading The promiscuity gene

Power and responsibility – the CRISPR debate

To edit or not to edit? Science is making major advances by the second, and with all this new-found power and knowledge comes responsibility, but where do we draw the line? As with subjects like Law and Philosophy, science is having to answer a difficult question along a very thin line; and us black and … Continue reading Power and responsibility – the CRISPR debate