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Is creativity something we're born with or something we learn from our environment? We speak to researcher Mei Tan to learn what position science has.

Ever wondered if your lack of artistic ability was due to your parents’ mathematical-minded genetics or their refusal to sign you up for after-school art classes? Or how your friend was a piano prodigy despite her dad barely being able to play a note? Some believe that hereditary factors are responsible for one family producing generations of musical virtuosos, while others suggest that our cultural and environmental surroundings play a larger role than genetics. Mei Tan, a researcher at

  • Words:
    Rachel Eva Lim
  • Photography:
    Maia Flore

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  • Words:
    Rachel Eva Lim
  • Photography:
    Maia Flore
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