A toolkit to reengineer life has been assembled by scientists in Cambridge, marking a new era of synthetic biology, reports Science Director Roger Highfield
Roger Highfield is the Science Director at the Science Museum Group, a member of the UK's Medical Research Council and a visiting professor at the Dunn School, University of Oxford, and Department of Chemistry, UCL. He studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford and was the first person to bounce a neutron off a soap bubble. Roger was the Science Editor of The Daily Telegraph for two decades, and the Editor of New Scientist between 2008 and 2011. He has written or co-authored eight popular science books, and had thousands of articles published in newspapers and magazines.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, gazes into his scientific crystal ball.
To mark the opening of a new exhibition on the science of music, Roger Highfield discusses a remarkable experiment to reconstruct a Pink Floyd song from brain activity.
Ian Wilmut, who has died aged 79, was a developmental biologist who made headlines around the world when his team unveiled a lamb named Dolly that was the first mammal cloned from an adult cell.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, reports on a vivid insight into the blood, sweat and toil of mathematics given by James Maynard, winner of the prestigious Fields Medal.
A previously overlooked letter, article and exhibit suggest the British chemist Rosalind Franklin contributed more to revealing the ‘secret of life’ than thought, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
At the next Science Museum Lates, visitors will learn about the Dreamachine. Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses this cerebral adventure with neuroscientist and bestselling author Anil Seth.
To mark the 25th anniversary of Stargate SG-1, Science Director Roger Highfield talks to physicist Alexey Milekhin and Stargate advisor, Mika McKinnon.
Roger Highfield, Science Director, discusses the extraordinary idea that our universe is but a speck in a vast sea of universes with the Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees.
The key to scientific innovation was the talking point of the most stellar event in the museum’s calendar, the annual dinner, reports Science Director Roger Highfield.
As the latest Doctor is unveiled, Science Director Roger Highfield discusses the science of regeneration with developmental biologist, Sir Jim Smith.
Some methods for removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere are unproven and others may carry risks. Roger Highfield, Science Director, talks to one of the organisers of an event next week to find out what the public think.