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Biology: Changing the World celebrates the great biologists of the past in order to inspire those of the future. The website, mobile app and schools resources are packed with information and activities about the biologists that shaped the world we live in. The Biology: Changing the World project was developed by the Royal Society of Biology, in partnership with BBSRC, and with funding from Heritage Lottery.


Rothamsted Research
The longest running agricultural research station in the world

Rothamsted is the longest running agricultural research station in the world. It was founded in 1843 and some of the field experiments that began then are still running today.

The recipe for life

The human body uses DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid) as a manual for development and functioning. DNA is a form of information storage. In humans it consists of over three billion 'bases'.

The development of vaccines

Vaccination is one of modern medicine's greatest breakthroughs.