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What’s in a Gene? Interpreting Genetic Variation in Ancient Humans

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What is the value of genetic variation? How do geneticists find them? Alison Brooks, Chris Stringer, and Ed Green discuss the merits of variation within a species, and the difficulty in deciphering genes for their adaptive benefit.

This program is part of The Big Idea Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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Photo courtesy of Spanish Flea; Recorded June 2012; Posted September 2012

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