Evidence rich

CMM sometimes struggles to find explanations among the advocacy pumped out by the science communications industry. But not in occasional papers from the Chief Scientist’s Office, which are heavy on evidence, light on opinion and founded on the heavy-duty thinking that keeping it simple requires.

Roman Dronov and Will Howard’s new paper, Gene editing and CRISPR makes the point – public interest writing without harrumph or hype. The series started when Ian Chubb was chief scientist and continues under Alan Finkel – and a good thing they are too.