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All the things I didn’t know about molecular biology

Until I started writing Blue Skies and Bench Space, I was horrendously ignorant about the history of molecular biology. Like everyone who did a PhD at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, I walked up and down staircases lined with photos of the great and the good, and shared a canteen with even more … Continue reading >>

Gerard Evan, and the puzzling case of the suicidal cancer cells

When I embarked on this project, as I’ve related in my previous blog, I had no experience of writing a sustained piece of work other than my PhD thesis, a terribly boring document that I estimate has been read a grand total of 0.2 times a year in the 27 years since I submitted it … Continue reading >>