Date August 2, 2019
__edited, __repeat, chimps, human evolution, Junk DNA
How Chimps and Humans are Different, Pt. 3: Non-Coding DNA
August 2, 2019
Guest Ann Gauger
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On this episode of
ID the Future from the vault, Ann Gauger discusses so-called “junk” DNA. She explains species-specific mobile genetic elements and how our DNA is used. Listen in to learn about our computer-like genome!
Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture Dr. Ann Gauger is Director of Science Communication and a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute Center for Science and Culture, and Senior Research Scientist at the Biologic Institute in Seattle, Washington. She received her Bachelor's degree from MIT and her Ph.D. from the University of Washington Department of Zoology. She held a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where her work was on the molecular motor kinesin.