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  • Why this Olympic champion got his DNA analyzed

    World Olympic champion, Greg Rutherford explains to CNBC why he had his DNA analyzed, and what it might mean for his training and lifestyle choices.

  • Is DNA analysis worth it?

    Should sporting professionals, academics or even the average individual get their genetic data analyzed? CNBC investigates.

  • Training to be a Olympic champion

    How does World Olympic champion, Greg Rutherford get ready for important sports events and what did his DNA results show? CNBC takes a look.

  • The Athlome Project: Setting its sights on a world record

    The Athlome project is an international joint effort to identify performance genes and genes that may influence the injury and predisposition to injury and illness.

  • Historically, with each new discovery, a new model of the brain has emerged, with one of the earliest being the “homunculus”. But what does the future hold for our understanding of the brain?

  • Telepathy, or mind reading, is now the subject of intense investigation by scientists around the world. UC Berkeley’s Jack Gallant and University of New York’s Michio Kaku explore further into the concept.

  • With telekinetic-based technology, such as “first-thought controlled bionic” limbs becoming a reality, what can we expect next? CNBC investigates.

  • Will science ever be able to replicate the complexity of the human brain - or more specifically, the consciousness that makes us human?

  • What does the future hold for our understanding of the brain? Could we digitize our memories and personalities? Michio Kaku, physics professor at the University of New York, discusses.

  • Is it possible that one day we can leave our physical bodies behind? That one day humans can traverse, not just to planets, but the stars and beyond? Well, according to the laws of physics, we can.

  • There is criticism of science that says that to understand something is to remove its magic and its mystery. And it says that as you unveil the secrets of the mind, it becomes ordinary and mundane. Michio Kaku, physics professor at the University of New York, explains why he disagrees.

  • ShareTheMeal is an app developed for the World Food Programme that enables people to donate easily via their mobile phone, and help eradicate hunger by 2030.

  • Alexandre Mars established the Epic Foundation in 2014, a nonprofit which hopes to disrupt philanthropy by offering tools that will enhance how donors select, monitor and experience their impact.

  • From fashion to philanthropy, model and TV presenter Jodie Kidd is involved in a new project that aims to make paying and giving easier: "Donate the Change".

  • Data has always been key to philanthropy, knowing about donors helps tailor campaigns. So will the age of Big Data change things even more?

  • Mobile World Congress started with a bang, with products from Samsung, LG and Sony. But virtual reality was the real stand-out star of this year's show.

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