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Where do genes come from? - Carl Zimmer

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When life emerged on Earth about 4 billion years ago, the earliest microbes had a set of basic genes that succeeded in keeping them alive. In the age of humans and other large organisms, there are a lot more genes to go around. Where did all of those new genes come from? Carl Zimmer examines the mutation and multiplication of genes.

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  • Educator Carl Zimmer
  • Director Hector Herrera
  • Producer Pazit Cahlon
  • Script Editor Michael Molina
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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