Other York events

Amazing evolution or simply messy?

Past event - 2018
16 May Doors open 7 pm
Event 7:30-9:30pm
The Royal Oak, 18 Goodramgate,
York YO1 7LG
Sold Out!

The Human Genome - What kind of Nut Job designed this!?

Daniel Jeffares (Lecturer, Department of Biology, University of York)
Inside every sperm and egg are 23 long strings of DNA. This DNA makes your Genome, which contains a lot of information, like a book of three billion letters. This amazing information storage system has been evolving for billions of years. We used it when we were single-celled blobs, multi-celled blobs, when we evolved into fish, reptiles, happy furry mammals and when we decided to become apes. You’d think our genome would be pretty darn amazing after all this evolving, wouldn’t you? Well, it’s not. It's a terrible mess. In this session, I’ll try and describe just how bad your genome really is.

Eat Y'Self Fitter

Jon Pitchford (Senior Lecturer, Departments of Biology and Mathematics, University of York)
Rare things can be the most important things, whether in maths, music or evolutionary ecology
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