An evolutionary perspective on human health and disease | Lara Durgavich

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An evolutionary perspective on human health and disease | Lara Durgavich

Monday, 20 April

How does your genetic inheritance, culture and history influence your health? Biological anthropologist Lara Durgavich discusses the field of evolutionary medicine as a gateway to understanding the quirks of human biology -- including why a genetic mutation can sometimes have beneficial effects -- and emphasizes how unraveling your own evolutionary past could glean insights into your current and future health.
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