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Grow a Heart



Watch researchers grow a heart. Courtesy of University of Minnesota. This video is from Science Friday.

Connecting Evolution
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Though evolution helps us to understand how life has changed over the course of Earth's history, evolution is not a science of the past, nor is knowledge of the past the extent of its contributions. Evolution is a vibrant field of study today and impacts our lives and the health of our planet in numerous ways. Evolution informs conservation policies, sheds light on medical breakthroughs, and provides solutions that impact agriculture and the health of our economy.



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American Institute of Biological SciencesScience ComedianDarwin Day Celebration The Clergy Letter Project

Flat Stanley ProjectNational Center for Science EducationNESCent: National Evolutionary Synthesis CenterThe Northwest School
RAFTUniversity of California Museum of PaleontologyThe Sloan Career Cornerstone CenterUnderstanding Evolution
Scientific American American Society of Human Genetics


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