Particularly in the last centuries, scientific breakthroughs have challenged society with significant ethical concerns and questions. Scientists and innovators alike have had to consider the long-term consequences of their
discoveries and their responsibilities as scientists. Nevertheless, in many cases, the consequences of discoveries and technological advances have shown to be unpredictable…

Introduction
Since the 1980s, the AIDS epidemic has claimed more than 33 million lives as a consequence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. With the advent of pre-, and post-exposure prophylaxis and highly active antiretroviral therapies (HAARTs), however, AIDS diagnoses have morphed from a death sentence into a chronic condition. Extensive…

While the irradiation of laboratory animals has translated into paradigmatic advances in stem cell biology, cancer research and the development of therapeutic agents, animals in these experiments suffer from devastating consequences such as severe bleeding, inflammation, anaemia and ulcerations and many more pathological abnormalities before dying or being euthanised.

While…

People, the planet and prosperity are at the core of the UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development. The agenda is a comprehensive action plan with the aim to stir socioeconomic and environmental development back onto a sustainable path. In 2015, the UN announced the 17 sustainable development goals (SGDs) which…

HALLUCINATIONS: boat drifting through clouds and stars.

And if so, can we simulate our conscious reality? In common colloquial usage, the word ‘reality’ refers to the status of objects, time, space, phenomena, all that is known and all that is unknown around us. Yet philosophers, physicists and sociologists of the last centuries and even millennials have argued…

Fynn Comerford

BSc Neuroscience at The University of Edinburgh | Founder at Edinburgh’s first student-run accelerator | iGEM synthetic biology participant | Filmmaker

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