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MBL Friday Evening Lecture @ Lillie Auditorium
June 27, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Our arms, legs, necks, and lungs were bequeathed to us by a fish that lumbered onto land millions of years ago. The genetic legacy of this creature can be seen today in our own DNA, including the genes used to build the quintessentially human feature, our hands.
Dr. Neil Shubin, professor at the University of Chicago and best-selling author will discuss how the discovery of the 375 million-year-old fossil fish, Tiktaalik roseae, has led to a new understanding of the interconnectedness of all life.