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...we hope you like our 'Edition of Firsts'. In the Life Sciences section this month there are articles on novel therapies and treatments plus a look at some of the history of the life sciences and even of the Earth itself. Enjoy!
Which milk is better for you and for the environment - dairy or soya?
An introduction to what gene therapy is and how it works.
What exactly are stem cells? And why might they be useful to us?
A look at the some of the milestones that we have passed in the life sciences.
Always thought that hobbits were just something in Tolkein's stories? Some of our distant relatives may have shared some hobbit characteristics.
How did life start on Earth? This famous experiment was the first to show how amino acids could have been generated in Earth's early history.
Ever thought about doing a PhD? A PhD student discusses what they're all about.
A look at the first British hand transplant...
Would you eat a genetically modified salmon? The first genetically modified salmon has been approved for human consumption in the US.