HHMI Holiday Lecture Connections
Dr. Kenneth Miller describes what we can learn from transitional fossils and reviews when major phyla first appeared in the fossil record.
Dr. Kenneth Miller discusses the origin of modern whales and describes a series of transitional fossils that shows how land mammals transitioned back to the sea.
Dr. David Kingsley uses chick embryos to explain that all vertebrates use similar genes and pathways to form limbs, suggesting common ancestry.
Dr. David Kingsley describes how the same gene directs eye development in humans, mice, and fruit flies, suggesting common ancestry.
Dr. Sean Carroll talks about what we can learn by comparing our DNA to the chimp genome.