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Why are human bodies asymmetrical? - Leo Q. Wan

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Symmetry is everywhere in nature. And we usually associate it with beauty: a perfectly shaped leaf or a butterfly with intricate patterns mirrored on each wing. But it turns out that asymmetry is pretty important, too — and more common than you might think. Leo Q. Wan takes us into the human body to show how biological asymmetry can be quite beautiful.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Leo Q. Wan
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Director Esteban Valdez
  • Producer David Leatherwood
  • Animator Meike Groh, Zaul Rodriguez
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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