RadioLab: Infective Heredity…

Date: October 17, 2018

01) Infective Heredity

02) Direct Download [MP3]

“Today, a fast moving, sidestepping, gene-swapping free-for-all that would’ve made Darwin’s head spin.

David Quammen tells us about a shocking way that life can evolve – infective heredity. To figure it all out we go back to the earliest versions of life, and we revisit an earlier version of Radiolab. After reckoning with a scientific icon, we find ourselves in a tangle of genes that sheds new light on peppered moths, drug-resistant bugs, and a key moment in the evolution of life when mammals went a little viral.

Check out David Quammen’s book
The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life

1 thought on “RadioLab: Infective Heredity…

  1. eqfoundation Post author

    Okay…a tiny experiment here…

    …I recently discovered that the native WordPress audio player shows up, wherever you leave the URL to [at least some] audio media files…even when located on other websites.

    …I’m pretty certain, this is a recent change…as this never used to happen.

    Since it’s easy enough…so long as I remember…I’ll attempt to embed the media right here, to give an option to just listen to it through the WordPress media player.


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