n â€śScientific solutions to sin?â€ť, Suzanne Morrison (April 08, 2011) of Canadaâ€™s Mcmaster University asks,
Most people are familiar with the seven deadly sins â€“ pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed and sloth â€“ but could there be molecular solutions for this daily struggle between good and evil?Thatâ€™s what first year bachelor of health sciences students in the undergraduate biology course at McMaster University were asked to find out: their assignment required that they explore the molecular underpinnings of human misbehaviour.
At the Physiological Societyâ€™s DC annual meeting, they are to be feted for their project in which
181 students were divided into 18 groups, randomly allotted to deal with one of the four deadly sins â€“ sloth, gluttony, lust and wrath. They were expected to read sources to devise molecular ways to counter these sins.[ ... ] ...