Cohort Program Blog, Interviews and Other Writing

  • Physical Aspects of Early Multicellular Development

    Authors: Professor Raymond E Goldstein FRS, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
    Posted 10/01/2023
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    A fundamental issue in evolutionary biology is the nature of transitions from unicellular to multicellular organisms. From the point of view of natural selection, increased fitness of even the simplest multicellular organisms relative to their unicellular ancestors is subtle, for there are both costs and…

  • Postdoc Perspectives: Q&A with Hugh Desmond

    Authors: Bernie Cook
    Posted 12/12/2022
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    Who are you and what do you think about?
    My name is Hugh Desmond – I'm a philosopher and ethicist of science. I'm interested in the interface between the more traditional philosophy of science and its ethical implications. I guess I have two broad research tracks. Besides agency, which I consider one of my major research tracks, I'm interested in…

  • Did ADHD Evolve to Help Us?

    Authors: Justin Garson
    Posted 24/11/2022

    Garson, J. (2022, November 22). Did ADHD Evolve to Help Us? Psychology Today: The Biology of Human Nature.