March for Science by Dr Martin J. Hodson

Saturday 22nd April 2017 is the day when scientists and their supporters from around the world will gather for an unusual event, the “March for Science”. Some questions we need to consider: Why do I say that it is unusual? What are the factors driving the March? Will it have …

Three Parent Families: Dr Andrew Wright

Today (15 December 2016) it was announced by the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority that 3 parent fertilisations can be undertaken in the UK subject to the granting by the HFEA of the necessary licence. I must declare an interest. I researched for 4 years at Newcastle upon Tyne …

Reflections on Recent Events by Dr Andrew Wright

When the BREXIT referendum result came out one of our family was full of Capt Mainwaring style ‘we’re all doomed’ comments: the older generation had thrown away their generation’s future! Etc., etc. A short fatherly reminder that I had lived through the likes of the Suez Crisis, Black Monday, the …