Home
Mobile version
spiked plus
About spiked
What is spiked?
Support spiked
spiked shop
Contact us
Advertising
Summer school
Top issues
Abortion
Arab uprisings
British politics
Child abuse panic
Economy
Environment
For Europe, Against the EU
Free speech
Jimmy Savile scandal
Nudge
Obesity
Parents and kids
Population
USA
View all issues...
special feature
The Counter-Leveson Inquiry
other sections
 Letters
 Review of Books
 Monthly archive
selected authors
Duleep Allirajah
Daniel Ben-Ami
Tim Black
Jennie Bristow
Sean Collins
Dr Michael Fitzpatrick
Frank Furedi
Helene Guldberg
Patrick Hayes
Mick Hume
Rob Lyons
Brendan O’Neill
Nathalie Rothschild
James Woudhuysen
more authors...
RSS feed
survey

abc def ghi jkl mno pqrs tuv wxyz index
Survey home
First thoughts
Final thoughts
Survey responses
RSS feed
Michael Baum
Gustav Born
K Eric Drexler
Marcus du Sautoy
Harold Kroto
Paul Lauterbur
Leon Lederman
Bernard Lovell
Sophie Petit-Zeman
Ingo Potrykus
Jack Pridham
Simon Singh
Jack Steinberger
Dr Alan McHughen
biotechnology specialist and geneticist at the University of California in Riverside


From my earliest memories, I wanted to know what made things tick. This was exemplified by one early uncontrolled experiment, in which I dissected my parents’ alarm clock, much to their chagrin and my unbridled joy. But what really triggered my career was an inspirational and encouraging science teacher in secondary school.

Alan McHughen is author of Pandora’s Picnic Basket: The Potentials and Hazards of Genetically Modified Foods (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA)), and coeditor of Transgenic Plants and Crops (buy this book from Amazon (UK) or Amazon (USA)).