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Futureproof Extra: The Evolutionary Perspective on Health and Disease

We humans like to think of evolution as an optimisation process and us, as it’s greatest accomp...

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07.30 18 Aug 2020


Futureproof Extra: The Evolutionary Perspective on Health and Disease



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07.30 18 Aug 2020


We humans like to think of evolution as an optimisation process and us, as it’s greatest accomplishment (well maybe at our better times we do).

But if at least the optimisation part is true, why do harmful genetic mutations persist?

Dr. Lara Durgavich is a biological anthropologist, she joined Jonathan to discuss.

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Chronic Disease Evolution Evolutionary Medicine Futureproof Genes Jonathan Mccrea Lara Multiple Sclerosis Mutations Newstalk Optimisation Science

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