At TED2012, attendees got to play a fun game with genes: Swab your cheek, submit it to the techs at Genentech, and get back a “genetic symphony” based on some very interesting genetic markers. Watch and see how it happens. You can hear the whole smphony at gene.com/TED. Video: Rachel Tobias
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Enjoy a sampling of the stories from around the internet that captured our interest this week: He’s already the creative force between Star Trek. Now it’s been confirmed that J.J. Abrams will also direct the next episode of Star Wars. [New York Times] See how Abrams’ mind works in his TED Talk, “The mystery box,” […]
Look on the bright side: A Q&A with TED ebook author Tali Sharot on our biological wiring for optimism
By Jim Daly
The mad rush of the holidays can stress out the sunniest soul, and yet somehow, beneath it all, we remain cheerfully optimistic. We look ahead, make New Year’s resolutions and generally believe next year will be better than this one and the year before. Why? Tali Sharot, who spoke at TED2012, says we homo sapiens are […]