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How to read the genome and build a human being | Riccardo Sabatini17th August 2018

Secrets, disease and beauty are all written in the human genome, the complete set of genetic instructions needed to build a human being. Now, a scientist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini shows us, we have the power to read this complex code, predicting things like height, eye colour, age and even facial structure — all from a vial of blood. And soon, Sabatini says, our new understanding of the genome will allow us to personalize treatments for diseases like cancer. We have the power to change life as we know it. How will we use it?

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Sleep Is Your Superpower | Matt WalkerBy None | 28th May 2019

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfu Read more... >

Quantum Computing Explained in 10 Minutes | Shohini GhoseBy None | 29th April 2019

A quantum computer isn't just a more powerful version of the computers we use today; it's something else entirely, based on emerging scientific understanding and more than a bit of uncertai Read more... >

8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | Patty McCordBy None | 20th March 2019

What makes a company a great place to work? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the 8 insights that led her to toss the HR handbook out the window -- and to help Read more... >

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