The intersection of biblical studies, genetics, history, genealogy, and geography.
Dr C discusses recent claims that the mother of every person alive on earth today lived in southern Africa, in what is now a vast desert. He points out several critical assumptions behind the conclusions and a couple of errors made by the researchers as they attempted to pinpoint the geographic location of the earliest humans.
The fact that ancient DNA exists at all is a minor miracle. And now that we have figured out how to extract it efficiently and sequence it accurately (more or less), we are suddenly able to answer many long-standing historical riddles. Dr. C explains how ancient DNA is revolutionizing our understanding of human history.
Dr. C attempts to explain how only 23,000 genes can manufacture hundreds of thousands of unique proteins in the human body.
Dr. C tries to explain the complexity of the human genome. Problem is, nobody understands it because it is too complex! He compares the genome to a computer operating system, but this quickly gets eclipsed by what he calls the four-dimensional genome.
Dr. C gets himself in hot water as he attempts to dispel some of the myths and misinformation surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. C recounts some fun anecdotes in genetics and history.
Despite the real threat of coronaviruses, Ebola, and influenza, Dr C explains why most viruses are good for you, and good for the environment.
Dr. C explains how ancestry and 23andme work, and what we can learn from them.
Dr. C Explains how we figured out how to sequence DNA.
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