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Pere Renom

“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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Eggs at lab

published on 15.10.2013

Eggs are a valuable food source. A fried egg, a Spanish omelette, cakes and sweets of all kinds, and even the eggs of sturgeon, the exquisite caviar, are different versions of eggs in a dish. But humans also know how to use eggs as privileged medium for research, they are like a miniature laboratory to […]

Lottery, gambling game

published on 4.12.2012

Are there some lottery establishments luckier than others? A palindrome is more likely that an “ugly number “? On a trip across the chance, Pere Renom interviews Gonzalo Garcia-Pelayo , patriarch of the “Pelayos”, a family that won 200 million pesetas applying statistics in the roulette. Leo Margets, outstanding professional poker player, explains that, beyond […]

Who am I?

published on 21.09.2012

The Renom family meets at Ripollet to share their family histories and to link their genealogies. With a lot of help and luck reporter Pere Renom takes to do genealogical research, genetic and facial analysis and reconstructs the history of his family for about 500 years in detail and more generally traced back thousands of […]

The inheritance: from parents to children

published on 28.03.2007

The program will visit the International Bird Fair of Valls, where there are exposed hundreds of different breeds of pigeons. We will understand how breeders obtained these huge diversity. We will also understand what is genetic recombination, the laws of inheritance and mutations. And finally we will see how all this knowledge is integrated to […]

Running against time

published on 29.03.2006

Our lifestyle can slow down in part the effects of aging, but our genetics is also essential. Antoni Pifarré is a 67 year old man who still runs marathons and is currently preparing to climb Everest. How is it possible that some people get old in better conditions than others? Can we improve the condition […]

Viruses: the eternal war

published on 22.03.2006

What you need to know about viruses in general and avian flu in particular, explained in an entertaining and understandable way. Is the bird flu virus going to recombine and be able to be transmitted from animals to humans? How do scientists prepare this new battle? Will we have better vaccines and antivirals? In “Quèquicom”, […]