Where and when did humans arise? What distinguishes us from other species? Did our distant ancestors look and behave like us?
Genetic evidence shows that humans evolved in Africa and continue to evolve.
How has the amazing diversity of plants and animals evolved? What can fossils, butterflies, and stickleback fish tell us about the deep common ancestry of all living forms?
The genetic mechanisms by which evolution occurs, and an overview of the evidence for evolutionary theory.
How and why butterflies and fruit flies got their spots, and the fossil record for human evolution.
Girls with Rett syndrome develop normally for about 18 months and then begin to regress. With the help of affected girls and their families, Dr. Zoghbi and her collaborators searched for the gene responsible for this neurological disorder.
Dr. Barbara Meyer explains the value of studying model organisms and introduces the nematode C. elegans.
Having too many chromosomes can lead to too much gene expression. Dr. Meyer explains how the gene that controls dosage compensation in C. elegans works.