Identity

What is it that makes us all human?
What is it that makes you unique?

The study of genetics is helping us identify similarities and differences between us all, but how can this information be used?

In this zone you can discover how many genetic traits you have in common with other visitors, find out how DNA profiles are currently used in forensic investigations and consider how environmental factors interact with our genes to play a role in the person we become.

DNA profiling

Catching criminals is only one application of this fascinating technique.

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How many like me?

Play the game to compare your traits with other users and prepare to be surprised.

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Nature or nurture?

Big studies are showing that it is a complex mix of genes and environment that shapes us.

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