“We became humans who could tell each other stories, who could imagine mutual futures, who could say, ‘I love you, and I can imagine us spending the rest of our lives together.’ We became fundamentally different perhaps as quickly as wasps acquired the ability to recognise faces.”Rebecca Coffey
In the latest episode of the Genetics Unzipped podcast, author and science journalist Rebecca Coffey chats with us about some amazing adaptations and Darwinian delights from her book, Beyond Primates. She tells us about wasp facial recognition genes, how yeast epigenetics explain the Dutch Hunger Winter and a dinner party tale of spider cannibalism.
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