Cancer occurs when a single cell acquires the ability to reproduce aggressively and to invade other tissues. Left unchecked, this anarchy destroys the cellular society. It interferes with the body's normal function, destroys organs, and eventually kills the organism.
Cancers grow and spread by a process akin to evolution.
From the inheritance of acquired traits to natural selection to evo devo, evolutionary theory has itself evolved.
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HHMI’s series of short films for the classroom brings fascinating stories of science and scientists to students and teachers.
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This article by Sean B. Carroll tells the story of the search for and discovery of Tiktaalik, an animal with a mix of fish and tetrapod features—a fishapod! It supplements the short film Great Transitions: The Origin of Tetrapods, starring Neil Shubin.
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We provide free classroom resources on subjects ranging from evolution to human health to the workings of the biosphere. We are pleased to offer educators materials to help you use elements of the Your Inner Fish series in your classes.
HHMI’s BioInteractive website provides a wide array of free science education resources for the classroom. They are produced by a core team of scientist educators, graphic artists, video producers, and outreach professionals working in close collaboration with science teachers and undergraduate...
The BioInteractive website and educational resources have won many awards over the years. They are listed below with links to the relevant resources.
BioInteractive’s series of virtual labs provides students with the opportunity to practice the skills and techniques of scientific research in a fully interactive, virtual environment.
The Holiday Lectures on Science series brings current research into the science classroom, helping to bridge the gap between textbook curriculum and exciting new research developments.