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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

Published: Jul 10, 2014 5:37:20 PM

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' More...

Published: Jul 10, 2014 4:33:32 PM

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 More...

Published: Jul 10, 2014 3:58:56 PM

From Oculus Rift to Facebook: finding money and data in the crowd

Crowdsourcing could revolutionise the way scholarly research is funded and conducted over the next few years, says Dr Andy Hudson-Smith (UCL Built Environment). Read: THE More...

Published: Jul 10, 2014 2:38:37 PM

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) More...

Published: Jul 10, 2014 9:00:00 AM