Science Lecture: Sean Carroll ?Evo-Devo?
Monday, May 2 , 7:30 PM
In Endless Forms Most Beautiful, leading genetic researcher Sean B. Carroll explains how a series of breakthroughs, from the decoding of fruit fly genes through studies of human and animal embryo development, form the vanguard of a third revolution of modern biological thought. This nascent science, called evolutionary developmental biology is changing our understanding of evolution. Its findings suggest that major evolutionary changes in the last 500 million years are the result of the same set of genes shifting up and down. The fact that all animals share virtually identical genetic materials provides strong evidence that all animal forms are descended from a common ancestor. Downstairs at Town Hall, enter on Seneca Street.
$5 Tickets & info
$5 at the door only. Town Hall members receive priority seating.
Added by jbeaumont on April 3, 2005