We need to collect billions of data points for analysis by computers, and the only company in major contention to do this soon is 23andMe.
Despite being able to remember minute details from every moment of their lives, the ability to never forget has other costs for some people.
It might seem like our greatest inventions have turned against us - the internet, climate change - but Jason Silva wants to challenge these assumptions with an unrelenting belief in technology as a fundamentally good thing.
Even Peter Higgs thinks that the Nobel Prize doesn't allocate credit for discoveries fairly - but this exploration of the Large Hadron Collider shows that modern science is a large, collaborative process involving hundreds and thousands of brilliant minds
Once the US - which supplies 80 per cent of the world's helium - stops selling off its store at an artificially low price, we have a problem.
Where maternity is concerned, studies are quick to generalise. But when paternity comes in, research hardly ever gets further than the testicles.
The neuroscientist's first novel has clunking cliches, terrible characters and dialogue about the "dissociation of reproduction from copulation". Finishing it has become a nerd challenge, writes Helen Lewis.
The huge cuts to laboratories and equipment have already undermined the UK's world class science base.
We shouldn’t be afraid to tell people the full story, or admit the things we don’t know. Otherwise, we’ve engaged in exactly the sort of sloppy, lazy, error-prone journalism we’d normally criticise.