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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Imagine you knew exactly what was happening in all the cells in your body in real time so you could…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF How many times during the pandemic did you wonder if you’d been in contact with “the virus” – this could…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF I don’t have to tell you why having an immune system is important – and for those born without one…

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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Of course ethically there will never be any substitute for real exercise, but new gene therapies are pushing our thinking…

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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As our mastery of synthetic biology improves so too does our ability to create new types of artificial bio-weaponry, and…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today there are no vaccines for Covid-19 and complete vaccines will take at least 12 to 18 months to materialise,…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Noone will be sad to see the back of animal testing.   Before a new drug or medical treatment can…