The intersection of biblical studies, genetics, history, genealogy, and geography.
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.
Dr. C Explains how we figured out the laws of inheritance, that we did not even figure out DNA was the carrier of information until 1952, and that before this people thought proteins were involved.
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