We have all fallen victim to the above. So, if you are feeling bogged down with work, and you aren’t noticing that to-do list getting any shorter, take a break!

Spend some time away, and instead we have given you five things to read. This weeks’ roundup includes fry-ups, self-confidence, gene edited skin and much more!


What the Nation’s Beloved Breakfast Looks Like Based on our DNA Profile  

We all know what our own perfect greasy fry-up looks like, but how different would it be if it were based on our genetic profile. AncestryDNA has teamed up with Masterchef 2017 finalist, Steve Kielty to create the real full English breakfast. Although the results included some of our usual favourites, I think some of the offerings will surprise you. Go and find out what’s been plated up!

100 Women: Can we Wire our Brains for Confidence? 

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We know already that self-confidence, resides within our brains, just like the rest of our personality traits. 

Although a large part of our brains is predetermined, our experiences and the choices we make do continue to shape us. That’s why, a neuroscientist has examined the role that neuroscience can play in boosting confidence

5 Incredible Synthetic Biology Holy Grails That Could Change the World

Investors are still waiting for next-generation biotech to deliver on its huge promise and potential. With that in mind, go and discover the five potential holy grails, that would make the wait so worth it!

How AI Will Keep You Healthy 

A daring Chinese entrepreneur has said that he wants to test our bodies for everything. But are computers really smart enough to make sense of all the data that would be required? 

Gene-Edited Skin Could Be It’s Own Blood-Sugar Sensor 

Any diabetic knows how annoying it is to have to keep pricking their finger to find out their glucose level. Engineers understand this, and for decades have been trying to create a noninvasive glucose sensor. 

However, colleagues from the University of Chicago’s Ben May Department for Cancer Research have proposed a solution, to redesign a person’s body to do the measuring instead. Effectively, gene edited skin would become a sensor