27. February 2020

Genes in action: Preparing to run their first 10k

 We often think of genes as something vague and remote, determining traits we can’t influence: our height, eye colour. But genes are more involved in our day-to-day life than we think at first sight. The interaction between genes and the…

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27. June 2019

What can DNA tell us?

morning or evening person
6. September 2018

Early Bird or Night Owl?

foods rich in potassium
22. August 2018

More than bananas!

Latest facts section/Did you know?

All blue-eyed people probably share a single, common ancestor, who had a genetic mutation between 10,000 and 6,000 years ago.

The Italian regions of Toscana and Umbria are special. The people there are genetically different from the other Italian regions because of Etruscan genetic heritage in this area.

Scientists believe that our longing for sweets is a biological preference that may have been designed to ensure our survival. The liking for sweet tastes in our ancient evolution may have ensured the acceptance of sweet-tasting foods, such as breast milk and vitamin-rich fruits. Moreover, recent research suggests that we crave sweets for their pain-reducing properties.

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