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Cambridge University: Lines of Thought: From Darwin to DNA

The idea that characteristics could be passed from one generation to another was crucial to Charles Darwin’s theory of how new forms of life develop. In the 1950s the structure of DNA, the compound that encodes genetic information, was finally deciphered by Francis Crick, James Watson, Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins, all of whom were …

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Yale University: Discovering the Great Tree Of Life

The Earth is inhabited by millions of different life forms, and all have been connected through common ancestry in The Tree of Life. The Tree describes the diversity and interconnectedness of all living things on Earth. This video shows the current research that is being done to fully discover the Tree of Life. Produced for …

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UCLA: The Spark of Life: Darwin and the Primeval Soup

New research shows that life probably arose on Earth almost four billion years ago, at a time when the planet’s surface was pounded by huge waves and tides, and periodically devastated by volcanic eruptions. In this talk hosted by The University of California, the authors of “Spark of Life”, UCSD’s Jeffrey Bada and Christopher Wills, …

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