Epigenetic Engineering — The Next Generation of Gene Editing

Laura Turpeinen casts light on the state of the art of CRISPR-Cas9 epigenetic editing and evaluates its potential for gene therapy.

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Science Slam IV — Thinking Outside the Tesseract

September 10, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences • Views: 720

The fourth annual Science Slam took place on the 14th of July 2016 at the Cottier Theatre in Hyndland. Our roving reporter, Rebecca McHugh, was on hand to take in the wide variety of subjects these seven PhD students were speaking on.

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Wait and See: A New Approach for Making a Champion

September 5, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 388

For many years sporting organisations have recruited children and forced them to specialise in a specific sport. In this article, Christian C Nyberg investigates evidence on why organisations should hold off before pigeonholing an athlete. 

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Malleable Memory

September 5, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 251

Kaitlyn Hair questions how much we can truly trust our own memories and considers the exciting new therapeutic potential that our flexible memories may unlock
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Can We Give Biotech the Green Light?

September 5, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 291

Nina Divorty delves into the debate around genetic engineering and its effects on the environment following a Glasgow Café Scientifique discussion at the Tron theatre.
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Cannabis — What Do We Know?

September 5, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 262

Nina Divorty joins the Glasgow public and four cannabis experts to hear about the science behind the highs, hazards and health claims at this year's Glasgow Science Festival.

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Like a God from the Machine

August 23, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 553

Can cognitive science help us all agree to disagree?

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Photosynthetic Cell Factories: Making Sugar Out of Air

August 23, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 583

Mary Ann explores how photosynthesising bacteria can be used as chemical factories to make everything from biofuels to cosmetics.