Pilar Domingo Calap combines her Ramón y Cajal research work at I2SysBio, where she leads the «Environmental and Biomedical Virology» group, with teaching at the University of Valencia in the Department of Genetics.
We begin the series «Science spaces» by visiting Professor Concha Gómez Mena's laboratory at the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology (CSIC-UPV), on the Vera campus of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
Since the late 1920s, a number of HIV vaccine strategies have been discarded, but research continues with phase I vaccine prototypes.
We share blood groups A, B and O with other hominids, but only blood groups A and O with chimpanzees and group B with gorillas.
The variety of hair colours that we find among humans is due to mutations in some of our genes.
We could say that being human implies having a brain with human consciousness, but this definition has no discrete and precise boundaries.
Genetics and language are closely connected. Some genes in humans have been essential for the development of complex language.
Gattaca's message should be reconsidered as a defence of the possibility to create superior post-humans through genetic engineering.
Human enhancement through genome editing is one of the goals of transhumanism, but its implementation might generate important discriminations.
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