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    When did dogs become our best friends?

    In this year’s Valentine’s episode, we’re exploring that most special of relationships. That’s right – the one between us…

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    Should we edit genes to make nicer people?

    Is it possible to edit someone’s genes before they are born to make them a nicer, kinder, more moral…

  • Changing Plant Chloroplasts to Improve Crop Performance

    Changing plant chloroplasts to improve crop performance

    Chloroplasts are tiny protein-filled units within plant cells. As well as being responsible for photosynthesis, they are critical to…

  • When did cats arrive in Britain?

    Sunning themselves outside or curled up on our sofas …many of us have a pet cat in our homes.…

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    How does sunlight damage DNA?

    Once we’ve received our genetic make-up from our parents our genomes are stable, right? What causes mutations in our…

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