Michael Marshall

Michael Marshall

I'm a science journalist.

I'm the deputy editor of BBC Earth. Previously environment news editor for New Scientist. I mostly write about life sciences and the environment

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The future of identity

Biometrics, technologies used to identify people, are used worldwide. But in the UK they have come into prominence in recent years because of their association with the planned national ID card, which has proved deeply controversial