Using the Diamond Light Source to study viruses and bacteria
Quentin Cooper speaks with structural biologist from the University of Oxford David Stuart who uses special X-rays, created by the Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire, to see why are able toviruses infect us so quickly.
Identical Twins and DNAWith the recent case of the French identical twins who have been implicated in serial rape, Quentin asks forensic geneticist Gill Tully from the Principal Forensics Services how DNA helps the police to find perpetrators and Tim Spector, a genetic epidemiologist from King's College London, suggests that identical twins might not actually be as similar in their genes as we previously thought.
As the Hubble Space Telescope joins the search for the mysterious dark energy Quentin talks to Professor Sarah Bridle of Manchester University about the project the UK is involved in, the Dark Energy Survey.
Weekly science conversation, on everything from archaeology to zoology, from abacus to the…