High school students ask the questions
After Sir Paul Nurse’s lecture on The Five Great Ideas of Biology, the audience were invited to ask questions. Students from Wellington Girls’ High School made the most of this opportunity.
Human Genome Project
The Human Genome Project sequenced all of the genes a person has (about 35,000). This project was completed in 2001. One student asks Sir Paul, “How has the Human Genome Project changed scientific research?”
Different research strategies
Sir Paul Nurse explains that hypothesis-driven research is just one of the many different ways to approach scientific research.
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Communication between scientists and the public
Biology addresses the nature of being human and can raise ethical issues. Scientists need to ensure that they maintain an open dialogue with the public, communicating their ideas and listening to those of the public.
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Being a scientist
Would you like to be a scientist? A high school student asks Sir Paul, “What skills are you looking for in the people you employ?”
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- 04 February 2008