9th December 2013

Exploring the Future of Energy

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From NWD12: Getting rigorous about genes vs. the environment

The afternoon sessions at the Nobel Week Dialog covered a lot of ground, which was inevitable if you put six extremely smart people on the stage, give them a topic, and set them loose. Although there’s no way to possibly summarize the full conversation, it is possible to pull out some important themes that the […]

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Eric Lander: how biology entered the information age

Eric Lander was one of the leaders of the effort to sequence the human genome, and has continued to work on various follow on projects through his involvement with the Broad Institute, a leading sequencing center. So, he makes an excellent choice to provide some perspective about how the growing availability of genomes has driven […]

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John Dupré – The potential of genetic discrimination

There is a certain hot topic, when it comes to genetic testing and finding: The potential for genetic discrimination. The ideal person to give some answers on this is John Dupré, who focuses as a philosopher of science in genomics in society. Dupré will take part at two panel discussions at the Nobel Week Dialogue. […]

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DNA and society, decoding and dialogue

I have been an active research scientist in bacterial genetics for over a decade, and a science blogger for about four years, with much of my research and writing focusing on various aspects of the lifestyles (and DNA) of bacteria. Yet in all the many hours I’ve devoted to staring at Gs, As, Ts and […]

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The Third Age of Molecular Biology

The old Chinese saying exhorted us to live in “interesting times”. Since Darwin finished his great work in 1859, no other time has been as interesting for biology’s relevance to humanity as the current landscape in molecular biology and medicine. We like to think that the golden age of biology passed with the discovery of […]

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Need for a Dialogue between Science and Society

This year the Nobel Foundation launches a new format, the Nobel Week Dialogue. I feel honoured to get the opportunity to write about this event as a coordinator and part of the official english blogging team, consisting of Jim Caryl, Maria Delaney, Ashutosh Jogalekar and John Timmer and the swedish bloggers Eva Barkeman and Emil […]

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