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Evo in the news: Genealogy enthusiasts mine DNA for clues to evolutionary history
This news brief, from November 2007, turns an evolutionary lens on businesses that use DNA for genealogy research and, in the process, illuminates what their genetic tests really track.
UC Museum of Paleontology
This article is particularly appropriate for AP biology classes and includes a set of discussion and extension questions for use in class. It also includes hints about related lessons that might be used in conjunction with this one. Because of its emphasis on cellular organelles, this article could be used to incorporate an evolutionary perspective into discussions of animal cells. Get more tips for using Evo in the News articles in your classroom.
- An organism’s features reflect its evolutionary history.
- Scientists can test ideas about events and processes long past, very distant, and not directly observable.
- As with other scientific disciplines, evolutionary biology has applications that factor into everyday life.
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