5 things to read As always, we give you five things you should read before turning your brain off for the weekend. You work on the weekends you say? Well, read it at work – then you’ll get paid for reading cool stuff. 

How Society Views Science is Frequently Determined by How Science Presents Itself

Like most scientists, David Smith has a variety of passions in addition to his love for science. Are you a sci-fi fan (books or movies)? Then this is a read for you.

Driving the Single Cell Forward 

With high throughput and high levels of data at the single cell level, we are now gaining a new order of magnitude of information. This is helping to make single cell sequencing one of the most exciting technologies in genomics, today. To understand where the field is today and where it’s heading, we gathered together an expert panel to discuss why single sell sequencing is a vital piece of the genomics puzzle. 

How related are Jon and Daenerys from Game of Thrones really? 

There’s a lot of incest on Game of Thrones, from a twin brother and sister (whose parents were first cousins) and now an aunt and nephew. 

The last episode of season seven officially confirmed that Jon Snow is actually the legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, making him next in line for the throne and the nephew of his new lover Daenerys Targaryen. If the duo were to have a baby in real life, the child would run some genetic risks, INSIDER explains how. 

Who Are the ‘Sleepless Elite’, and How Do You Become One? 

Ex-US President Barack Obama, and leaders such as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes all claim they never need a full night of sleep (I don’t know if I believe Elizabeth Holmes though, her claims has shown to be a lie before…) How is that even possible, and could you train yourself to need less sleep? Or is it a genetic thing? 

Marmite: Love it or Hate it? It’s Down to Your Genes

Since 1902, Marmite has been both the nation’s most loved and most hated breakfast spread. So much so, in fact, that Marmite is one of the most confiscated items in British airports. Do you like it?