There’s Proof of Evolution Hiding in Your DNA

Humans are special, and we got that way thanks to evolution and natural selection. The proof is right there in our bodies! From anatomy to genes, here are some stories of how you got to be the way you are.


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Yunis, J. J., & Prakash, O. (1982). The origin of man: a chromosomal pictorial legacy. Science, 215(4539), 1525-1530.


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