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Cover: Illustration by Sean Rodwell, inspired by images of plastic waste from the Paradox of Science exhibit at the Museum De Lakenhal by
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VOLUME 69 NO 1 Spring 2022
ON THE COVER 10 War on waste How can we reduce the environmental impact of bioscience?
18 Superbugs in our water Could microalgae be used in water treatment plants to reduce antimicrobial resistance and its threat to human health?
22 Blowing in the wind The exciting possibilities of sampling the air for DNA
30 Artefacts online Millions of museum specimens are being digitised – but why?
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UP FRONT 04 Society news Queen’s Honours for Society members; Defra boost for RSB’s plant health ventures; AGM date
07 Opinion Why proposed changes to teacher education in the UK are a concern for biologists
08 Policy news Defra unveils post-Brexit gene-editing rules; Wellcome’s £16bn funding pledge
FEATURES 10 Carbon concerns Tackling waste and emissions at research institutions
14 Culture shock Do animals have local traditions and culture?
18 Flushing out antibiotics How microalgae could help detoxify our waterways
22 Blue skies research Dr Fabian Roger on detecting species from DNA in the air
26 Everybody’s welcome Equality, diversity and inclusion at the Francis Crick Institute
30 Going digital The museum digitising its natural history collections
REGULARS 34 Members 38 Book reviews 44 Branches 47 Crossword 48 New: Biochemical colouring Create your own E.coli flagella motor
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