Month: April 2013

A brief history since 1953: 60 years after Crick and Watson’s discovery

25 April 2013: In a break from our traditional blog style, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Crick and Watson’s discovery of the structure of DNA by taking a light-hearted look at some of major scientific breakthroughs over the past six decades.

‘How much ‘creative licence’ should scientists allow creatives?’ asks Darren Logan, a Faculty member of the Sanger Institute. In his blog he explains how mentoring a genetics-based computer game completely changed his mind [Credit: Team Summit]

Does science need to be entertaining for mass-market entertainments?

23 April 2013: ‘How much ‘creative licence’ should scientists allow creatives?’ asks Darren Logan, a Faculty member of the Sanger Institute. In his blog he explains how mentoring a genetics-based computer game completely changed his mind

Unravelling the spread of a cystic fibrosis pathogen

4 April 2013: Mycobacterium abscessus infection is on the rise in CF patients. Josie Bryant talks about her research tracking the transmission of this bacterium in patients which has led to changes in infection control procedures in Papworth Hospital.