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CRISPR and the Future of Human Evolution

CRISPR and the Future of Human Evolution

[MUSIC] Is there something you’d change about yourself? Not just your hairstyle, but down at the genetic level? For the first time in human history, the ability to build and select genetic traits is within reach. Problem is, no one’s played this game before. [music] Mutation and selection. These two principles have molded basically all …



Has Human Evolution Stopped ?

Has Human Evolution Stopped ?

Curious Droid presents for ways that human evolution could proceed it’s been a hundred and fifty seven years since Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking book the “Origin of Species” in which he proposed the theory of evolution back in 1859. Since then our knowledge of the world and ourselves increased exponentially but what lies ahead …


Charles Darwin’s Idea: Descent With Modification

Charles Darwin’s Idea: Descent With Modification

Professor Dave here, let’s talk about Darwin. For millennia, humans have wondered just how we got here. Throughout most of human history, any answer to this question was the exclusive domain of religion, but when modern science came about, it wasn’t bashful in having a go at this question, too. Remarkably, science came to answer …


Genetic Algorithms w/ Python – Tutorial 01

Genetic Algorithms w/ Python – Tutorial 01

This tutorial will start backward i will first run the pre-built simple Genetic Algorithm Python application and second I will use the output from running this simple application in order to quickly explain various genetic algorithm concepts and third i will step-By-step Build the application using a PyCharm ide. this is the Pre-built python application …


Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel – Crash Course Biology #18

Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel – Crash Course Biology #18

Hey look! It’s our friend Gregor Mendel, the supermonk who discovered the basic principles of genetics. Hopefully you remember all of this. Both parents contribute one version of each of their genes called an allele, to their offspring. And some of those alleles are dominant, or always expressed, while others are recessive and only expressed …


Mutations – selection: the bacteria resist

Mutations – selection: the bacteria resist

Mutations – selection: the bacteria resist Aha, here’s our patient! The patient has received all known antibiotic treatments to no effect! In conclusion: either he is not ill, or we have a new strain of microbes! Hmm! Or this could even just be a case of resistance to antibiotics. Let me explain… When the body …


Common Misconceptions About Evolution

Common Misconceptions About Evolution

Sometimes, the way we use words in conversation is different from the way scientists use them in a formal setting. Which is fine, but it can cause confusion when you’re trying to talk about science. Evolution as a subject is especially vulnerable to these kinds of misunderstandings. Like, you might have heard someone dismiss evolution …



How Evolution Works (And How We Figured It Out)

How Evolution Works (And How We Figured It Out)

Hey! Kallie here. Today’s episode was made in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Blake and I were lucky enough to visit the museum’s Deep Time Hall during its renovation and that’s not all! On Friday June 15th, I will be back in the Deep Time Hall, hosting a livestream We’ll be …

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