CELL-ebrate Darwin

Read the March 2009 ASCB Newsletter President’s Column – “Celebrating Darwin and the Scientific Method.”

The American Society for Cell Biology celebrated the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth a little early. The ASCB’s 2006 Annual Meeting showcased a symposium on “Deciphering Darwin” featuring three researchers from the cutting edge of the “new” New Synthesis in evolutionary biology. This is “Darwinism” today, serving as a dynamic research tool in modern laboratories where new discoveries in genomic and molecular biology underscore the truth behind Theodosius Dobzhansky’s famous dictum, “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution.”

2006 Annual Meeting Symposium – Deciphering Evolution (audio clips)
Read the 2006 ASCB Press Book story.

Sean Carroll David Kingsley Erich Jarvis

Endless Flies Most Beautiful: The Role of Cis-Regulatory Sequences in the Evolution of Morphological Diversity (28:01)
Sean Carroll, HHMI/Laboratory of Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Fishing for the Secrets of Vertebrate Evolution (31:44)
David Kingsley, HHMI/Department of Developmental Biology, Stanford, University

The Molecular Evolution of Neural Circuits for Vocal Learning (28:22)
Erich Jarvis, Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center


iBioSeminars – Developmental Biology and Evolution (streaming and downloadable video)

The Problem of Regeneration (1:48:41)
Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, HHMI/Department of Neurobiology & Anatomy, University of Utah School of Medicine

What Genomes Can Tell Us About the Past (1:21:42)
Sydney Brenner, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Origin of Vertebrates (1:20:25)
Marc W. Kirschner, Harvard Medical School/Systems Biology

Role of the Neural Crest in Vertebrate Development and Evolution (1:30:59)
Nicole Le Douarin, CNRS and Collège de France

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