Making cutting-edge science accessible

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 in Books

ImageRaintree’s Sci-Hi series is an excellent KS3/middle school resource. It tackles cutting-edge science using simple language, without shying away from challenging concepts such as ethics.

It was great to delve into topics last studied during my degree, for my titles on cloning and stem cell research.

Favourite fact: Antithrombin is a protein needed by patients with a rare but deadly blood condition. Antithrombin extracted from the milk of GM goats was approved in 2006 in the EU. Just one goat produces as much antithrombin as 90,000 blood donations!