TED-Ed Explains Where Genes Come From


Thu, Oct 9th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

TED-Ed educator Carl Zimmer explains where genes come from, the fundamental basic code present in all of earth's lifeforms.

When life emerged on Earth about 4 billion years ago, the earliest microbes had a set of basic genes that succeeded in keeping them alive. In the age of humans and other large organisms, there are a lot more genes to go around. Where did all of those new genes come from? Carl Zimmer examines the mutation and multiplication of genes.



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