Saturday, 23 May 2020

Swansea Castle Illustration

My medieval history books are illustrated with beautiful line drawings by a very talented artist, Carrie Francis. I thought it would be good to do a series to show them to you and tell the part of the story they illustrate.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Birthing Centres and Virtual Children

Birthing Centres
The idea of an artificial womb is not a new one, but a functional one has not yet been achieved. There are more important questions than the technical ones, however, and they are about ethics. The question is not 'can we?' But 'should we?'

The question already exists over gene editing. Today it's possible to edit genes, with the hope that genetic diseases could be cured or even prevented. But it also raises the possibility of designer babies. There are many opinions about that.