• Gene-Mapping The Human Brain

    Gene-Mapping The Human Brain0

    Allan Jones and his team, from the Allen Institute for Brain Science, underwent an ambitious project to unravel the endless complexities of the human brain.

  • The Evolutionary Human Family Tree

    The Evolutionary Human Family Tree0

    The Smithsonian Institute Of Natural History put together an interactive human family tree to show how the human species has diverged throughout the evolutionary history. After decades of collecting evidence for the evolution of species, scientists are now able to understand our closest relatives and the common ancestors between humans and other primates. The Human

  • Why Missing Genes Could Save Lives

    Why Missing Genes Could Save Lives0

    The Human Knockout Project: a new twist on the human genome. The Human Genome Project (HGP) is an international scientific research project with the goal of determining the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up human DNA. The project was a massive undertaking, which spanned more than a decade and cost $3 billion dollars.

  • Why These Tiny Monkeys Have So Many Twins

    Why These Tiny Monkeys Have So Many Twins0

    Researchers find genes involved in body size and twin births Deep in the jungles of Central and South America, members of the primate group known as the New World Monkeys roam.  Among them the diminutive callitrichines, with the world’s smallest known primate, the pygmy marmoset (or Cebuella pygmaea). Despite their size, there’s something else that sets

  • Your Risk Of Disease: Would You Want To Know?

    Your Risk Of Disease: Would You Want To Know?2

    Top DNA testing company has been banned from selling its popular test. It was only a few weeks ago that I was discussing this hot topic with my flatmate. Private companies are selling a direct-to-consumer service that scans your genome for disease-associated variations in your DNA sequence. Who wouldn’t want to know their future risk

  • Genes, Therapy & Identity | When We Cease Being Us?

    Genes, Therapy & Identity | When We Cease Being Us?0

    Artist © Piet Zwaanswijk What do these statements have in common: “Know thyself,” “The Genetic Code,” and “You are what you eat”? They all point to the human quest for identity, the search for what makes us unique. And while the science of genetics has allowed us to know ourselves better, it also opens the door