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TUESDAY 9. OCTOBER 2007


Leader: In praise of ... Sir Martin Evans

Leader: Sir Martin Evans's discovery of embryonic stem cells has given scientists the key to treating a range of genetic conditions. His research method may not be universally popular but winners should be hailed, and youngsters taught about the difference they make.


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SATURDAY 6. OCTOBER 2007


Bad science: The problem with herbalists

Ben Goldacre: Huge numbers of bioactive compounds extracted from plants are used today in medical practice, including even common stuff like aspirin. There is little difference between herbal medicine and medicine in terms of what is used, only in how it is used.

Gene genie

Any day now Craig Venter - geneticist, yachtsman and Vietnam veteran - will announce that he has achieved one of the greatest feats in science: the creation of artificial life. He talks to Ed Pilkington.


FRIDAY 5. OCTOBER 2007


In pictures: Ig Nobel prize 2007

Cambridge, Masachusetts, October 5 2007: Last night saw the presentation of the Ig Nobel awards 2007. Awarded by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine, the prizes recognise 'achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think'


THURSDAY 4. OCTOBER 2007