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Research uses Sir David Attenborough’s DNA to determine link between Y chromosome and surname

Research uses Sir David Attenborough’s DNA to determine link between Y chromosome and surname

Posted by ap507 at Feb 10, 2016 11:06 AM |

Sir David revisited the University in January to deliver the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture and open new arts centre extension

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What is saffron?

What is saffron?

Posted by ngi2 at Feb 08, 2016 10:30 AM |

Professor Pat Heslop-Harrison from the Department of Genetics explains what saffron is, some of its many uses and how to identify a fake.

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Leicester research cited in new series of the X-Files

Leicester research cited in new series of the X-Files

Posted by ap507 at Feb 03, 2016 03:03 PM |

When they're not investigating alien mysteries, Mulder and Scully contemplate Leicester genetics research...

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2015 in news -  a selection of key stories from across the year

2015 in news - a selection of key stories from across the year

Posted by ap507 at Dec 21, 2015 03:40 PM |

News highlights from throughout 2015

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Geneticist in major project to breed new varieties of wheat

Geneticist in major project to breed new varieties of wheat

Posted by ap507 at Dec 14, 2015 03:49 PM |

Project selected for funding based on scientific excellence aims to develop crop resilient to climate change

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25 years ago: Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys solved the mystery of what happened to notorious Nazi war criminal

25 years ago: Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys solved the mystery of what happened to notorious Nazi war criminal

Posted by ap507 at Nov 19, 2015 04:10 PM |

DNA expert helped to prove the fate of Nazi 'Angel of Death' Josef Mengele

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The New History Lab

The New History Lab

Celebrate the diverse range of history being studied in the School along with tea and homemade cake!

British Library project awarded new accolade

British Library project awarded new accolade

A digital project that showcases the lives of remarkable British scientists has won a second prestigious accolade.

‘Voices of Science’, created by a team including Dr Sally Horrocks from the School of History has been awarded the Ayrton Prize, after a vote by members of the British Society for the History of Science (BSHS). This new prize, being awarded for the first time recognises outstanding web projects and digital engagement in the history of science, technology and medicine. More information on this award can be found here.