biology

Human Gene Editing: Was the Latest Controversy Warranted?

In November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui prompted global condemnation after claiming he had used of the latest CRISPR-Cas9 technique to permanently alter a set of twin girls’ DNA. Clouded in confusion and controversy, Elisabeth Aiton examines how the events unfolded and their signficance to gene editing.

The Self-Erasing Self: Reclaiming the Neurodivergent Identity

Throughout ‘Movember’ and its immediate aftermath, the university has put on a number of events for the sake of Mental Health Awareness. But for those of us who have suffered the ravages of mental health stigma for years on end, it’s a real struggle not to be cynical. Neurodivergents – i.e. anyone whose psychology lies […]

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