Biotechnology

Luddites Make the Tech Revolutions

Lisa Ma | Posted 30.08.2015 | UK Tech
Lisa Ma

The Luddites were producers, crafts people, makers and tinkerers. The word luddite might be used negatively by the tech-savvy among us - but like the 19th century activists, we need to start thinking about our labour and makers rights in the new biotechnological era.

Ten Ways People Are Using 3D Printing

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

3D printing has been tipped as a technological game changer for some time, but after a hesitant start it looks as if this potential is slowly starting to be realised...

Shaping the Future of Medicine: Why You Should Care About Tissue Engineered Organs

Eleni Antoniadou | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Eleni Antoniadou

While the challenges we are facing, in the field of developing artificial life, are daunting, I have never been more optimistic about our ability to solve them. UK is definitely emerging as a biotechnology powerhouse.

Sir Paul Nurse Plans 'Gentle Anarchy' for the World Leading Francis Crick Institute

Ellee Seymour | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

'Gentle anarchy' and political diplomacy are the essential tools which Sir Paul Nurse is equipped with to drive forward Britain's agenda as a world le...

The 'Geeks' Fight Back: Challenges for Science and Democracy

Ian Scoones | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK Tech
Ian Scoones

A mood of scientific self-righteousness has broken out in the UK. The 'geeks' - professional scientists committed to evidence-based policy - are on the march. What has brought this on?

Wildlife Welfare: What's in it for Me?

Graeme Keeton | Posted 22.04.2012 | UK Tech
Graeme Keeton

Why should you care about wildlife that exists thousands of miles away? All of these different species and seemingly countless variations on a theme.