Steve Connor is the Science Editor of The Independent. He has won many awards for his journalism, including five-times winner of the prestigious British science writers’ award; the David Perlman Award of the American Geophysical Union; twice commended as specialist journalist of the year in the UK Press Awards; UK health journalist of the year and a special merit award of the European School of Oncology for his investigative journalism. He has a degree in zoology from the University of Oxford and has a special interest in genetics and medical science, human evolution and origins, climate change and the environment.
Exclusive: Scientists accuse government of dishonesty over GM babies in its regulation of new IVF technique
28 July 2014 07:46 AM
Lord Winston and other scientists accuse the Government of acting by stealth as the Department of Health buries redefinition of ‘genetically modified babies’ in treatment of mitochondrial donation
27 July 2014 09:39 PM
The fact that Britain is on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to permit mitochondrial donation in law should be applauded
26 July 2014 06:40 AM
Two members of the Voyager team believe that the space-probe is still within the influence of the Sun, in a region known as the heliosphere
25 July 2014 05:08 PM
One case involving stem cells occurred in the past year with Haruko Obokata, a young cell biologist at the Riken research institute in Japan
24 July 2014 07:00 PM
Decline in insect, worm and other populations will affect our health, water quality and food supply
24 July 2014 12:00 AM
vCJD can still be transmitted via contaminated blood transfusions or surgery
23 July 2014 06:01 PM
The age of puberty in girls is affected by the kind of “imprinted” genes that they inherit from their mothers and fathers, suggesting that one or other of the parents has a bigger than expected influence on the age of a daughter’s sexual maturity.
23 July 2014 06:00 PM
Antarctic fur seals which were brought to the brink of extinction a century ago when they were ruthlessly hunted are now facing a new threat from food shortages caused by climate change, scientists have found.
22 July 2014 07:50 AM
Estimated that schizophrenia costs the UK taxpayer about £2bn a year
21 July 2014 05:58 PM
Senior scientists have called for a revamp of European legislation covering genetically modified crops in the light of radical advances in genome editing that has enabled crop researchers to make the smallest changes to a plant’s DNA with pinpoint accuracy.
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