This week, it was reported that the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on the technology of genome editing -- more specifically, Crispr-Cas9. (See story on BBC News).
Scientists at the University of Warwick who also research Crispr-Cas9 explain what it is, and discuss its significance in our lives.
This week the UK government announced that the wearing of face masks will be mandatory in English shops from 24 July. Dr James Gill, Honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Warwick and a Locum GP, comments on how wearing masks can help us to protect each other.
England switches to an opt-out system for organ donation today, as the world battles COVID-19. Dr Greg Moorlock, who researches the ethics of organ donation at Warwick Medical School, has commented on the impact that the timing is likely to have.
The UK Government has begun recommending the wearing of non-medical face coverings in enclosed spaces. Will it become the norm to see people in Britain wearing masks while outside their homes? Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey and Professor Perry Hinton look at how mask-wearing became the norm in other cultures in this comment piece.
Dr Helen Atherton, expert in the use of digital routes of access to general practice and alternatives to the face-to-face consultation at Warwick Medical School, comments on the use of video-based consultations of patients by hospitals to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus.