DNA: Stories about family

Biochemist Katie Wu's mother won't believe she's lactose intolerant, and neuroscientist Oliver Vikbladh finds answers about his sister's disability.

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Adaptation: Stories about survival

Cancer survivor Benjamin Rubenstein comes up with a creative solution to the after-effects of his treatment, and Abbas Mousa becomes a computer scientist to survive the Iraq war.

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Perception: Stories about tricks of the mind

Science journalist Eli Chen tries to combat her complicated romantic feelings with neuroscience, and Shannon Palus gets more than she expected when she takes an internship at a nuclear energy lab.

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