Project and Survey
Hi. I hope you enjoy my blog. If you want to find out more about my work, please do have a read about my project and take my survey.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!
November 12, 2016
I normally confine myself to writing about genetics. Now and again, as below, I write about other stuff. Please be kind.
There is an idea that it is the liberals who are to blame for Trump. It's entertainingly explained by the spoof news reporter Jonathan Pie (below). T...
June 27, 2016
I hope you enjoy this blog. Please do take a look at my research project and take my survey.
Roald Dahl is perhaps second to none when creating amazing worlds for children. He created some of my favourite characters, from the Roly-Poly Bird to Willie Wonker. The world o...
Gene editing is marching forward. In the UK, the government has taken the step of approving research that involves the genetic modification of human embryos. In the USA a federa...
March 15, 2016
As a genetic counsellor one of the most difficult questions I faced in clinic was from parents asking: “how do we talk about the genetic condition in our family with our childre...
January 31, 2016
Science communication why we should embrace the mess
This is a blogpost about how I think we should do science communication. It’s a simple argument, insomuch as I’m making essen...
October 30, 2015
I’ve been thinking about genetics and causation. It’s my job (genetic counsellor) to explain genetics to people and to do this I use lots of metaphors. Here’s a rather extend...
October 14, 2015
A couple of stories in the media recently have highlighted the need for a more nuanced understanding of genetics. The first was about six months ago when Michael Gove’s outgoi...
Your views of GM: Which movie Scientists are you?
Talking to your children about genetics? Try using ‘Harry Potter’
Genetics: A new language of causation
Roald Dahl: Amazing genes