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Browse our unique mix of videos, images and articles exploring what it means to be human.

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Devastating diseases that have affected human populations throughout the ages.

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'Malaria' explores a disease mostly associated with the developing world and compares it with obesity.

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The organ that circulates our blood still retains rich emotional and cultural significance.

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The urge to image the human body has always been driven by a complex set of intentions.

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The study of DNA, genes and genomes can be controversial.

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This is a Wellcome Trust news release video about the work being carried out for Human Genome Project (HUGO) at the Sanger Centre.

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Our own mortality both fascinates and repels us.

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Do we respect, fear or embrace old age?

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This film, produced in 1956, shows how practical steps can be taken to encourage old people to lead useful lives.

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This film demonstrates practical ways in which patients of advanced years can be helped to live useful, self-sufficient lives.

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Eleanor Crook, a sculptor specialising in wax anatomical and surgical models, demonstrates the techniques employed when making a wax model.

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On 5 July 2007 over 200 people crowded into Wellcome Collection to watch the live relay of an open-heart operation from Papworth Hospital.

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