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MPs vote on a motion on mitochondrial regulations on Tuesday

Playing God: MPs will defy the science in Tuesday's genetic modification vote

Britain could become the first country in the world to legalise human genetic modification next week. It's a watershed moment for humanity - but is this a step we want to take?

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  • BHA: Science and Pseudo Science

    What distinguishes real science from pseudo-science, flim-flam and bullshit? Is parapsychology a science? Is Young Earth Creationism science? Is pseudo-science on the rise in British schools? Join speakers Chris French, Andy Lewis, James Ladyman and Stephen Law for the answers.

  • What is social science?

    The social sciences are all about understanding the way humans behave and interact with each other - helping to make our society a better place to live.

  • BHA: The Forgotten Legacy of Arabic Science

    The British Humanist Association is pleased to announce theoretical physicist, author and broadcaster Jim Al-Khalili as the 2013 Holyoake honorary lecturer, taking a look at the rich scientific heritage of Arabic science, focussing on the period when it was at the forefront of innovation and advance.

  • ESRC: Science minister to present 'Portraits of Britain' prizes

    How can you capture the meaning of 'social sciences' and 'society today' in a single picture? What does social science mean to you, and how would you portray the social sciences in one image? This was the challenge of Portraits of Britain – a photographic competition organised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Festival of Social Science.

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