Studying the Evolutionary Development of Species

A relatively new field of study aims to explain how so many different life forms emerged from just a handful of genes. Leading "evo-devo" scientist Sean B. Carroll talks about his line of work.

Guest:

Sean B. Carroll, author Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo; investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, professor, molecular biology, genetics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: