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Are cloned animals safe to eat?
Independent UK scientists say that meat and milk from cloned cattle is no different from non-cloned produce. The Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and...

Understanding biological classification
Understanding species, orders and families can be confusing. Why not pour yourself a cup of Camellia sinensis and read through our simple guide to taxonomy...

When Biology and Chemistry collide
From breaking down food to passing on genes, it takes thousands of chemical processes to make living things work. It’s possible to think of a living...

How does DNA work?
Most people can tell you that DNA contains the "blueprint" for a living thing - but how does it work? There are three main things to understand about...

Biology and the Environment
Many people are interested in biology because of the opportunity to help the environment. Find out about the jobs and courses available.

Famous biologists: Aristotle
Who is he? Born at Stagira in northern Greece, Aristotle studied under Plato at his famous Academy. After Plato died, Aristotle returned to his native...

Famous biologists: Charles Darwin
Who is he? Darwin was a nineteenth century English scientist and naturalist who developed the theory of evolution. Why is he famous? The reason everyone...

Famous biologists: George Washington Carver
He could dye your clothes, run your car, paint your house and blow you up - using peanuts. Find out how a man born into slavery changed agriculture.

Famous biologists: Louis Pasteur
Who was he? Louis Pasteur was a French microbiologist and chemist. Born in 1822 Pasteur made some remarkable scientific achievements during his lifetime...

Famous chemists: Rosalind Franklin
Who was she? After graduating from the University of Cambridge, Franklin conducted important experimental work for the coal industry. She then went to...

Famous biologists: Watson and Crick
Who were they? Francis Crick started out as physicist but after World War II he decided to study biology. James Watson was awarded a PhD. when he was...

What is GM food?
Find out how genetically modified food is made, and why some people are worried about it getting onto your plate.