“Why I became a vegan but still don’t consider myself some kind of new age health freak”

This is my third week of Attempting Veganism. There is a joke something along the lines of ‘how do you know if someone’s a vegan?’ – ‘they’ll tell you’; I thought to myself, I’m not going to become one of those self-righteous in-your-face let me guilt-trip you kind of vegans, I’ll be subtle about it. […]

“The genome generation”

On Monday night, I attended a public lecture organised by BrisScience entitled ‘The revolutionary impact of genomics on medicine & healthcare’ and I left feeling very inspired and optimistic (it’s nice to have a break from the monotony of cynicism sometimes). DNA sequencing technology has advanced rapidly in the last few decades, but I hadn’t realised […]

He who shouts the loudest…

People often think of science as something performed in labs, by people in white coats, something quite isolated from their own lives. Yet scientific research has far-reaching implications for so many aspects of society, particularly government policies and public health. For the general population, their relationship with science is mostly mediated through the media. The […]