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FROM DNA TO THE CANTERBURY TALES - LEARNING FROM MISTAKES

Evolutionary molecular genetics using DNA transcription errors (similar methods can be used to explore evolution of medieval texts).


The accumulation of mutations in DNA sequences over a billion years can be used to trace early events in the evolution of cells, that gave rise to structures like mitochondria and chloroplasts, with some surprising conclusions (e.g. that the malaria parasite has a photosynthetic ancestry). Remarkably, the same methods can also be used to study the evolution of texts such as "The Canterbury Tales" as
they were copied by medieval scribes.


Speaker(s):

Professor Chris Howe | talks

 

Date and Time:

12 October 2005 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour

 

Venue:

Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Lensfield Road
Cambridge
CB2 1EW
01223 336300
http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk
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Organised by:

Society of Chemical Industry (Cambridge & Great Eastern Section)
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FREE

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Suitable for A-level students.
Check out SCI website at www.soci.org under Regional Events, Cambridge and Great Eastern Section

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