A debate held at the Royal Institution during Biology Week 2013 about behavioural genetics and the criminal justice system. Is 'my genes made me do it' a valid excuse?
from the Society of Biology
Speakers at the Society of Biology Policy Lates Event: do we need more scientists in Parliament? discuss their views and the controversies
Rebecca Nesbit introduces our first #policylates debate - do we need more scientists in Parliament?
The podcast features guests discussing science policy and the role scientists can play in Parliament:
Harry Dayantis - Imperial Science Communication graduate
Dr Jennifer Rohn - Cell biologist, novelist and founder and Chair of Science is Vital
Dr Laura Bellingan - Head of Science Policy, Society of Biology
Jackie Caine - Science Policy Advisor, Society of Biology
Dr Darren Hughes - Head of Communications and External Affairs, Rothamsted Research
The panda is charismatic and loveable, but does it justify the conservation resources we dedicate to it? In advance of the Biology Week debate on 'do we need pandas?', Rebecca Nesbit interviews conservationists about some ethical decisions we face. To have your vote on whether we should save the panda please visit www.societyofbiology.org/panda