Author Archives: Charlotte Hartley

Responsible science in an age of advancement

Charlotte Hartley examines how revolutionary scientific and technological advances give rise to ethical dilemmas.

On genes, ancestry, and why we’re all descended from royalty

People love to declare their “part Viking” heritage, or direct descent from Roman legions. Unfortunately, most of these claims are little more than pseudoscience; they were even referred to by The Guardian as “genetic astrology”.