Biochemistry Option: Section B8 Nucleic acids

The nucleic acids section of the biochemistry option now has personal significance for me. Towards the end of last year, I was diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes. This came as a bit of a shock to me. I was not overweight and have a relatively healthy BMI of 23.6. However, after a bit of digging round into my family’s history I found out that on my father’s side of the family, his brother (my uncle), his mother (my grandmother) ...

GM crops

The much lauded potential  improvements in the worlds food supply through GM crops has come under question recently with a report by 20 Indian, south-east Asian, African and Latin American food and conservation groups representing millions of people. The report says that only two traits have been developed on any significant scale and that in places such as China where insect resistant Bt cotton is widely planted, there has been an increase in the use of pesticides needed to combat the ...