Handy Mutations

Added dexterity

Our hands are unusually dextrous, allowing us to make beautiful stone tools and write words. That might be partly down to a bit of DNA called HACNS1, which has evolved rapidly since our ancestors split from the ancestors of chimps. We don’t know what HACNS1 does, but it is active in our arms and hands as they develop.

See other: What Makes Humans Human?

On Curiosity

“The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.”

– Anatole France

On Hidden Truths

“When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.”

– George Bernard Shaw