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A posthumous pardon has been granted to the great mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and philosopher, reports Roger Highfield, Director of External Affairs Alan Turing, the wartime codebreaker who laid the mathematical foundations of the modern computer, has been granted a posthumous pardon by the Queen for his criminal conviction for homosexuality. A Royal pardon is usually only granted where a person has been found innocent of an offence and a request has been made by a family member. This unusual move […]

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Almost all frontiers of biological research in the 21st century owe their origins to the discovery of the structure of DNA by two Cambridge scientists and their contemporaries at King’s College London 60 years ago.