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Marine Biological Association is granted a Royal Charter

National BiodiversityBiological diversity in an environment as indicated by numbers of different species of plants and animals. Network (NBN) News, March 2014, reports: “All life on Earth depends on the ocean. The question that is underlying much research into life in the seas is how they can satisfy mankind’s demands for resources whilst continuing to […]

Marine biotechnology promises huge benefits, but at what risk to our seas?

Scientists have pinpointed a new treasure trove in our oceans: micro-organisms that contain millions of previously unknown genesA string of the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) molecule that is the fundamental unit of inheritance, so it is variations in the make up of this molecule in the gene that controls variations in an organism’s appearance and behaviour. […]