1134 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Join us for a free scientific lecture in the garden at the Crepe Place! Seating is family-style at tables facing the lecturer. Food and beverage is available and encouraged!
Topic: Human Evolution as Revealed by the Neandertal Genome
Presented by: Dr. Ed Green, UCSC
Link to a YouTube video where he discusses his research: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =N-BoGuCVU1M
Richard E. (Ed) Green is an assistant professor of biomolecular engineering at UC Santa Cruz. He's a researcher in the exciting field of ancient DNA, where DNA from fossils are extracted, sequenced, and compared to genomes of living species. He led the analysis of DNA extracted from the 40,000 year old bones of Neandertals, obtaining a draft sequence of the Neandertal genome and revealing that early modern humans interbred with Neandertals. This data is aiding the search for genetic features unique to modern humans and genes that have undergone changes important to human evolution.