Andrew Prentice: Diet @ conception
Sperm meets egg. Now what? Epigeneticist Andrew Prentice searches for the answer to this question every day. In this talk he takes the emerging science of epigenetics and simplifies this seemingly complex subject by explaining the fundamental role that a mother’s diet at conception can have on her child’s long term health outcomes and how this knowledge could lead to ground-breaking interventions to improve the most vulnerable’s health. Find out if you actually are what your mother ate.
Growing mini brains
Madeleine Lancaster delves into the age-old question of what makes us human with a new approach — by growing cerebral organoids from stem cells in a petri dish and studying their development.
BOOK: Superintelligence, by Nick Bostrom