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September 25, 2012

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» Growing meat from stem cells

A FREE public event organised by the Wales Gene Park will take place on  25th October 2012 (7pm) at Techniquest. Sociologist Dr Neil Stephens of Cardiff University has interviewed most of the people in the world making  ‘in vitro meat’. … Continue reading

May 17, 2012

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» How can DNA save the panda?

You may be interested in the following event organised by Wales GenePark Prof Mike Bruford from Cardiff University will be looking at the use of genetics in the conservation of endangered species. This free talk will take place on Tuesday … Continue reading

October 21, 2010

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» The Police DNA Database – Science Cafe Swansea

An indispensible means to fighting crime? A threat to civil liberties?

Advances in DNA technology have revolutionised the way the police can protect the public. The creation of a Police DNA Database has helped them to identify offenders and secure convictions such as in the case of Sarah Payne. Crimes which had been previously unsolved for several years have now been solved.

At present, a DNA sample is taken at a person’s arrest. However, the Home Office has recently announced that even if a person is not found guilty, their information will be held on the Database for a number of years. Some people believe that information from innocents should not be held on the Database.  Others call for the DNA Database to include everyone living or visiting the UK. What do you think?

Have your say at the Science Cafe Swansea.

When?: Wednesday 24 November 2010, 7.30pm Where? The Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea

Speaker: Prof Steve Bain, Swansea University

This event is FREE. For more information contact Claudine Anderson
Public Engagement Officer at The Wales Gene Park  Tel:  02920 475475