Given Egypt's location at the intersection of Africa, Europe and Asia, and the influx of foreign rulers, Krause said he was surprised at how stable the genetics seemed to be over this period. The scientists were particularly interested in the change in ruling class at the turn of the first millennium. First came the Hellenistic dynasty, in the aftermath of Alexander the Great’s conquests, from 332 . to 30 ., and then Roman rule from 30 . to about 400 . And yet the genetics of the Abusir el-Meleq community appeared to be unperturbed by shifting politics.
Last year, Gazzaley also co-founded a company, called Akili, for which he is an adviser. It is developing a commercial product similar to NeuroRacer, which remains a research tool, and will seek approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to market it as a therapeutic agent. A ‘games’ approach might also help people with particular cognitive deficits, such as depression or schizophrenia, adds Daphne Bavelier, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, who develops computer games to improve brain function and who also advises Akili.
I omitted an important detail: Definition number 4 of CODE in Webster’s dictionary says “4 :GENETIC CODE” (the dictionary uses ALL CAPS, which I failed to carry over when I typed this in the first time). According to the explanatory chart in the beginning, all caps indicates the two terms are synonymous cross references. The explanatory notes on page 21 say, “A synonymous cross-reference indicates that a definition at the entry cross-referred to can be substituted as a definition for the entry or the sense or subsense in which the cross-reference appears.”