Kent article reaches more than one million views on The Conversation

An article by Professor Darren Griffin and Dr Peter Ellis in the School of Biosciences for The Conversation UK has achieved more than 1 million reads. This places it within the top 0.2% of The Conversation articles by number of reads. It is also one of only 34 articles to hit the million mark.

Entitled ‘The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?‘, the article, which was published on 17 January, considers the future of ‘the only chromosome not necessary for life’. See the In The Media section (right) for other selected coverage.

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To date, 129 Kent authors have published 299 articles in The Conversation UK. Republishers have included The Washington Post, CNN, The Independent, The Huffington Post, Le Monde, The Ecologist, Newsweek, The Daily Mail, NZ Herald, France 24, Scientific American, American Council on Science and Health, New Boston Post, World Economic Forum, International Policy Digest, US Science News and The Hindu, amongst others.

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