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Red hair is here to stay - 'extinction of the ginger gene' story is just bad science

UCL Honorary Professor Debbie Kennett follows in the path of Professors David Balding and Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics) by debunking the promises of simple interpretations of DNA and ancestry. Read: Guardian

The science of the Sun

Professor Louise Harra (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) discusses the science of our closest star - the Sun. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'In Our Time'

Creating the world’s first artificial coronary arteries

Professor Alex Seifalian (UCL Surgery and Interventional Science) has been working on developing artificial arteries for the last 10 years - these will now enter in-patient clinical trials in September for patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery. Read: London Evening Standard

Neuroscientists ask for open review on the Human Brain Project

Researchers have requested an open review of the European Commission-funded initiative to simulate the human brain as they believe the money could be better spent on smaller grants for creative neuroscience research rather than one large computer simulation, says Professor Peter Latham (UCL Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit). Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 50 mins)

Capitalism doesn't mean more inequality

Thomas Piketty's popular theory that capitalism's current incarnation is leading to more inequality dsoesn't stack up, argues Professor Paul Ormerod (UCL Centre for Decision Making Uncertainty). Read: City AM

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