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“Insights from Genes and Genomes”
22/04/2018 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PDT
“Updating Darwinian Evolution Part I: Insights from Genes and Genomes”
Darwin’s Theory of Evolution was a landmark event in science, providing an explanation for the origin of the diverse lifeforms on the Earth. Notably, it was largely a construct of deduction from observations. In the over 150 years of the existence of this theory, scientists have provided the nuts and bolts of how evolution works. Notable discoveries include DNA and how it encodes genes, how genes lead to characteristics, the ability to compare genomes, and experimentally measure population dynamics. What Darwin Never Knew (PBS 2009) covers some of the molecular examples of how evolution works. This presentation will summarize the key examples from the documentary. You are welcome to watch the documentary in advance and ask specific questions; however, the talk is designed for those unfamiliar with the documentary topics.
The first talk will be based on “What Darwin Never Knew”.
Watching before hand will be good but not necessary.
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