Nature, nurture and wiring the brain
The more we understand about the genetic variations that affect our brains, the more questions are raised - for example, are we a product of nature or nurture, and what should we test for? Plus, why Y loss is bad for men, the usefulness of junk DNA, and a crunchy gene of the month.
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Dr David Sweatt is researching one of the most fundamental questions in brain research - how we make memories.
Professor Marcus Munafo is trying to get to the bottom of another big question - how much of our personality is nature versus nurture
Researchers at Cambridge University have made a step forward in understanding - and maybe tackling - a rare accelerated ageing disease
A new study suggests a reason why men may have shorter average lifespans than women - it could be down to misplaced Y chromosomes.
Researchers have created cloned human embryonic stem cells from adult cells for the first time, according to a report in Cell Stem Cell.
Professor Hank Greely from Stanford Law School explores some of the ethical issues around genetic testing for psychiatric diseases.
Richard Thornley is wondering "if all the junk dna could be removed from our DNA, would we be healthier?"
Our crisp and crunchy Gene of the Month is called Tempura, named after the Japanese deep-fried battered treat.