Information about the genetic makeup of people, animals and plants impacts on every aspect of our lives. But do we understand this impact? And what should we make of it?
How is our understanding of who we are affected by the knowledge that we share so much of our genetic makeup with fruit flies, mice and even pumpkins?
Max length 3,000 words. First prize is £500. Closing date is 31st March 2009.
Winning entries to be posted on the Genomics Forum web site.
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