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This collection features Yale faculty and distinguished guests speaking about topics within the study of biology: Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry.

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This collection features Yale faculty and distinguished guests speaking about topics within the study of biology: Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry.

    Charles Darwin, the Tree of Life, and the Future of Biodiversity

    Charles Darwin, the Tree of Life, and the Future of Biodiversity

    Michael Donoghue delivers the keynote address, “Charles Darwin, the Tree of Life, and the Future of Biodiversity,” for the Yale Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Associates Lecture. His focus is on Darwin's ideas of how all living things are related to one another.

    • 4 sec
    Found: Missing link in Origin of Scorpion Claws

    Found: Missing link in Origin of Scorpion Claws

    Derek Briggs, Director of Yale’s Peabody Museum of Natural History, talks about a unique fossil find — a missing link in understanding the evolution of arthropod claws.

    • 10 min
    Stemming the Onslaught

    Stemming the Onslaught

    Yale's Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar is making fundamental discoveries about plants' defenses against pathogens.

    • 11 min
    Birds as Living Dinosaurs

    Birds as Living Dinosaurs

    Richard O.Prum,Professor and Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale discusses the evolutionary link between birds and dinosaurs.

    • 1 sec
    Plants That Reproduce Rapidly Evolve Rapidly

    Plants That Reproduce Rapidly Evolve Rapidly

    Michael Donoghue, the G. Evelyn Hutchinson Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Stephen Smith discuss the dynamics of plant evolution.

    • 16 min
    Extinct May Not Be Forever For Galapagos Tortoises

    Extinct May Not Be Forever For Galapagos Tortoises

    Gisella Caccone and Jeffrey Powell, faculty in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale discuss finding genetic traces of giant Galapagos tortoise species, thought to be extinct more than 150 years ago, living in the wild.

    • 8 min

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