Videos and Activities
Here we share videos about our research and science activities
Arizona PBS Catalyst: Gila monster genomes
Genetics, Science and Politics
Discussing how to understand sex and gender with Ben Fama Jr and Mesa Fama.
March Mammal Madness
In honor of the 5th Annual March Mammal Madness, the 2017 wild card bout is a FOUR SPECIES BATTLE ROYALE!
How reliable is an at-home DNA test and should you try one?
Interview with Nick Ciletti on ABC 15 Arizona (video)
Evolution of dosage compensation
Introduction to dosage compensation, presented at the Evolutionary Genomics of Sex meeting.
How to extract DNA from a banana
Step by step instructions can be found at Ask a Biologist at "Seeing Banana DNA".
Fetal microchimerism occurs when a small number of cells from the developing fetus enter and persist in the pregnant body and postpartum. We reviewed current evidence for the effects of fetal microchimerism and generate testable hypotheses for how these cells may be affecting health long after birth.
A panel discussion on evolution and sex differences
Following Mel Konner's talk, there was a panel disucssion. Panel participants: Sarah Hrdy, Professor Emerita, UC Davis. Melissa Wilson Sayres, Assistant Professor, Arizona State University. Sally Kitch, Director, Institute for Humantities Research and Regents' Professor, Arizona State University. Kim Hill, Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University.
Population genomics of sex chromosome evolution
Online conference presentation for LabRoots. Watch on LabRoots at http://labroots.com/webcast/id/458.
1. Explain the importance of including the human X and Y chromosomes in clinical and genetic analysis.
2. Appreciate the role of the sex chromosomes in human health and disease
3. Discuss the implications of human Y chromosome variation.
Disease implications of human sex chromosome evolution
Presentation about human sex chromosomes from the inaugural meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Medicine and Public Health. Also on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-035OkCA0WU.
Our mtDNA ancestor
A short cartoon introduction to thinking about coalescence.
Posts/essays from the lab:
Every site in the human genome is expect to vary in at least 100 individuals (post)