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Scientists develop thought-controlled gene switch

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Professor Geraint Rees (UCL Life Sciences) comments on a study that reports genes can be switched on using the power of thought. Read: BBC News

Hay Levels: bite-sized answers to the big questions

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A new series of free five minute mini-lectures aimed at A-level students, titled the Hay Levels, have been launched online as a spin off from the Hay Festival and includes a talk by Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment). Read: Telegraph

Bats sabotage rivals' senses with sound in food race

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Professor Kate Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) comments on a study which has found a species of bat that can interfere with the sound signals of competitors to "steal" their food, saying: "Technology is opening up our understanding of these deeply cryptic creatures". Read: BBC News

Gum disease threat ‘inflated to sell mouthwash’

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Dr Paul Batchelor (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) says that gum disease is a normal part of ageing and its threat has been exaggerated to sell mouthwash and expensive treatments. Read: Times (£), More: Daily Mail

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