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DNA and Human Evolution

Lecture no. 17 from the course: Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

DNA and Human Evolution

Taught by Professor David Sadava | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Sickle cell disease is more frequently found in African Americans than in Caucasians. After studying this incurable condition, scientists discovered that carriers of sickle cell disease were resistant to malaria, a far more life-threatening sickness. Why? In this lecture, Professor Sadava explores the role of genetic adaptation in human evolution.

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