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Neil Cross
University lecturer (Cellular Pathology), researcher (cancer-related stuff mainly), cyclist and birdwatcher.
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Portland Press 5h
From the Understanding Biochemistry series from comes Essential chemistry for biochemists!
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Neil Cross Nov 16
Replying to @TheOtherDrX
Ok, not actually Crisp-R this time. Zinc Finger Nucleases.
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Neil Cross Nov 16
I think I could explain this even more concisely, but I’ll remain polite 😉
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Neil Cross Nov 16
Crisp-R mediated gene therapy goes into patients.
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Neil Cross Nov 16
And if they don’t wish to know what is important, or required? Tutor expertise is key here, putting students in a state of wanting to know what is important, whilst governing what the tutor considers as the important, required knowledge.
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Neil Cross Nov 16
Mitra: “When the knowledge exists online, why force children to commit it to memory?” This view is permeating into University-level teaching, including Nursing and Medical schools, perpetuated by Uni leaders who have watched a very entertaining TED talk. Damaging in my view.
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Neil Cross Nov 15
Mitra-inspired stuff. I’m not a great fan.
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Neil Cross Nov 14
And yes, you were spot on, it is in part, about justifying jobs. It’s just that we are both trying to justify our own very different approaches. And we both see the opposing view as damaging, hence we argue about it on Twitter.
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Neil Cross Nov 14
Oh, I see, you were actually serious.
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Neil Cross Nov 14
Equally I wasn’t sure how to interpret your previous tweet. But I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt.
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Neil Cross Nov 14
You really are quite funny.
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Neil Cross Nov 14
No, that’s not the point. Nowhere near the point being made. It’s about whether teachers have the knowledge base, and whether ultimately students do also, or just rely on looking it up in a book/google* when needed. *delete as appropriate
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Neil Cross Nov 14
You made that point in your first tweet.
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Neil Cross Nov 14
Are you supporting the view that it’s more OK to disregard this notion at University-level education vs. School?
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Neil Cross Nov 13
That was odd. Replied to the wrong tweet but it still almost made sense.
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Neil Cross Nov 13
I will do next time, just for you. I get shat on quite a bit. But for now, this will have to do.
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Neil Cross Nov 13
What a perfect twitter account for me to follow. Birds and swearing: My two favourite things. Just like when a blue tit shat on me at the weekend...
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Tom Bennett Nov 8
World-renowned futurist Michio Kaku claims we should focus on soft skills. 'You can Google most knowledge.' NO MATE
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grumpy scientist Nov 7
We have a number of PhD projects available to start in 2018: Drop me a line if interested, deadline 24th Jan
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Biochemical Society Nov 4
Weekend read from the blog - Epigenetics: past and present by 's
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