University of Dundee

CLS Impact and Outreach

Café Science Dundee: A Brief History of Life

DNA contains the blueprint for all of life on earth, wrapped up into chromosomes at the heart of every cell.  Small differences in our DNA make each individual unique and help to explain why we are how we are, whether we consider humans, other animals, plants, or even tiny bacteria.
This event with Prof Karim Labib discusses how cells are able to pass on their DNA from one generation to the next, and considers what this process can tell us about the evolution of life on earth, beginning with the first cell.