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12.06.17

‘Everything You Wanted To Know About Evolution’ Café Science on 12th June

‘Everything You Wanted To Know About Evolution’ Café Science on 12th June

An evolutionary biologist from the University of Dundee has had his DNA scanned to find out more about who he is and will be discussing his findings at the next Café Science event.

Dr David Booth, from the School of Life Sciences, will share what he has learned about his genes and how his academic background has helped him to understand the hidden story of his DNA on Monday, 12th June at Avery & Co, Dundee.

Dr Booth said, “Genetically we are very much a great ape, but much has happened in the seven to 10 million years since we diverged from our chimp cousins.

“My discussion will explore the how’s and where’s of evolution, and why some people are choosing to deny the evidence before them.”

Café Science was launched in January 2008, and has attracted over 7000 visitors since then. The monthly events are informal discussions led by leading local researchers that allow members of the public the opportunity to learn more about the ground-breaking science at the Universities of Dundee and Abertay.

‘Everything You Wanted To Know About Evolution’ takes place at Avery & Co, 34 South Tay Street, at 7pm on Monday, 12th June. The event is free and open to all. There is no need to book in advance but an early arrival is recommended.