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Episode 31: “Evolving Ourselves” edition, with Steve Gullans (audio)

Posted by jnshaumeyer on 15 May 2015

Streamed live on 14 May 2015.

Humans are complicated things, but we are understanding our human-cell biology better with each passing year. How our DNA works becomes clearer, the role of epigenetics becomes clearer, and so does our microbiological relationship with the enormous number of bacteria and viruses that inhabit our bodies. With increased understanding comes increased potential for altering those interactions, and potential taking a role in our own evolution as a species.

That was the framework for our conversation today with Steve Gullans, co-author with Juan Enriquez of the book Evolving Ourselves : How Unnatural Selection and Nonrandom Mutation are Changing Life on Earth.

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