What’s in a Gene? Interpreting Genetic Variation in Ancient Humans

09/25/12
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Alison Brooks

Alison Brooks is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs at the George Washington University and a founding member of the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology.

What is the value of genetic variation? How do geneticists find them? Alison Brooks, Chris Stringer, and Ed Green discuss the merits of variation within a species, and the difficulty in deciphering genes for their adaptive benefit.

This program is part of The Big Idea Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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