Chris

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What is it like to be a scientist working on a major breakthrough?

The PLOS blog PLOS Biologue recently published my review about Natalie Angier’s book Natural obsessions. It tells the story of Bob Weinberg‘s lab in the 70s and 80s – the time when he made one of the most important discoveries in cancer research and proved the existence of the human oncogene Ras which can cause normal cells to form tumours. But above all, …

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SciComm14 – How science is communicated

A few weeks ago I had the exciting opportunity to attend my first science communication conference: SciComm14, a project of the British Science Association which was held at the University of Surrey this year. Having been to science conferences only so far, I must say that my expectations were initially mixed and then certainly exceeded by what I found …

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