VOLUME 69 NO 3 Autumn 2022
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ON THE COVER 16 The science of hidden animals What is cryptozoology, and is it useful to science?
30 Amphibious vehicles Why toads cross roads and how to save them ibrar y
8 Digital dilemma Can negotiators solve the impasse over digital DNA data before COP15?
22 Stem cells in orbit The unique conditions in space are accelerating vital research
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UP FRONT 04 Society news RSB launches summer school lab; Fellows honoured, plus Biology Week 2022
08 Policy analysis: DSI Untangling the dispute over digital sequence information
10 Policy news Gene-editing bill discussed; RSB calls for Horizon funding; pig-human transplants closer
FEATURES 12 Champion of science Meet the Society’s new president, Professor Sir Ian Boyd
16 Here be monsters Zoologist and author Darren Naish on his interest in cryptids and cryptozoology
22 Celestial science Growing stem cells in space is furthering our understanding of disease progression
26 The problem with gene drives An exclusive extract from Matthew Cobb’s new book, The Genetic Age
30 Toads in the road The citizen science projects saving spawning toads
REGULARS 34 Members 38 Book reviews 43 Obituary 44 Branches 47 Crossword 48 Biochemical colouring page Clathrin-coated pit
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