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Evolution Matters

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Air date: Monday, June 08, 2009, 12:00:00 PM
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Category: Evolution and Medicine
Runtime: 01:17:41
Description: How is evolution relevant to everyday life? Dr. Hillis argues that evolution is central to responding to the threat of emerging diseases, for solving certain crimes, and for identifying agents of bioterrorism, among other uses. Dr. Hillis shares applications of evolution to real life issues and explains why it is critical for tomorrow’s citizens to understand the relationships of living things.

Dr. David Hillis is the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor and Director of the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Lecture series presented by National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the Office of Science Education, and the National Human Genome Research Institute. For more information, visit
http://www.nigms.nih.gov/News/Meetings/EvolutionSeries2009
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NLM Title: Evolution matters [electronic resource] / David Hillis.
Author: Hillis, David M.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Abstract: (CIT): How is evolution relevant to everyday life? Dr. Hillis argues that evolution is central to responding to the threat of emerging diseases, for solving certain crimes, and for identifying agents of bioterrorism, among other uses. Dr. Hillis shares applications of evolution to real life issues and explains why it is critical for tomorrow"s citizens to understand the relationships of living things.
Subjects: Evolution, Molecular
Molecular Biology
Phylogeny
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: QU 475
NLM ID: 101510717
CIT Live ID: 7514
Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?15187