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2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Warwick scientists explain Crispr-Cas9

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.


World's hottest September on record: Professor David Mond

Today, BBC News reported that September was the warmest on record globally, according to the weather service Copernicus. Professor David Mond, from the Warwick Mathematics Institute, provides an expert perspective.

This comment was in The Times on 08/10/2020.


Xi Jinping's endorsement of Carrie Lam "indicates a lack of public accountability in Hong Kong politics"

Pablo A. Rodriguez-Merino, from the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Institute of Advanced Study, comments on the latest news that Chinese president Xi Jinping has expressed confidence in Carrie Lam, in her position as Hong Kong's chief executive.


Dr Frederik Dahlmann: Amazon carbon neutral pledge "a welcome step forwards in addressing the urgent climate crisis"

The online retailer Amazon announced this week that it pledges to become carbon neutral by 2040.

Dr Frederik Dahlmann, Associate Professor of Strategy and Sustainability at Warwick Business School, comments.

Fri 20 Sep 2019, 11:26 | Tags: WBS, Climate change, University of Warwick, Amazon

UK to achieve "net zero" greenhouse gases by 2050 - expert comment

Dr Caroline Kuzemko, Assistant Professor in International Political Economy at the University of Warwick, comments on the Prime Minister’s pledge to commit the UK to "net zero" greenhouse gases by 2050.


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