The price tag of DNA sequencing has been dropping steadily since researchers completed sequencing the first human genome in 2003 at a cost of about $3 billion. Today, new sequencing technologies have brought the figure close to $1000 per genome, although precise costs are hard to come by.
Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It's not simply "emotion on the right, reason on the left," but something far more complex and interesting. A Best of the Web talk from RSA Animate.
Avec ses jambes mi-humaines mi-artificielles, Oscar Pistorius a chamboulé la vision basique de l'athlète. Le Sud-Africain de 24 ans fera l'histoire aux Championnats du monde à Daegu en devenant le premier champion paralympique à chasser les médailles aux côtés des meilleurs sprinteurs de la planète.
Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs -- she's got a dozen amazing pairs -- and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height ... Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.