Sixth Form biologists attended a DNA conference last week at Glyndwr University. We listened to talks by professors and doctors from across the UK covering everything from how DNA was discovered to current DNA research. Our aspiring medics were really interested in the talk that outlined the new potential treatments that could avoid babies having mitochondrial disease passed onto them by their mothers. There was a fascinating talk on how the native plants of Wales are being DNA barcoded to help with records and another on how the knowledge of genes is used to help conserve the most endangered animals in the world.
- Georgina Muir (U6)