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Our Messy Genetic History - David Ewing Duncan

Complete video at: Science writer David Ewing Duncan examines the complicated genetic history shared by all life on earth. "There are dormant genes in all organisms," he says. "There are genes in a chicken that, if you activated them...would actually turn into little dinosaurs." ----- Studios and Whole Earth Films present David Ewing Duncan, journalist, bestselling author and broadcaster, speaking to Phil Bronstein, editor-at-large for the San Francisco Chronicle, about his new book Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World. Duncan shares his experience taking the ultimate high-tech medical exam, investigating the future impact of what's hidden deep inside all of us. Find out more about Duncan's book at David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of six books and numerous essays, articles and short stories, and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. He is the co-host of NPR's Biotech Nation. Duncan's most recent book is Experimental Man: What one mans body reveals about his future, your health, and our toxic world (John Wiley). His last book was Masterminds: Genius, DNA and the Quest to Rewrite Life (Harper Perennial). He also wrote the international bestseller Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year (Harper-Collins/Avon), published in 19 languages, and a bestseller in 14 countries. David is a Contributing Editor to Wired, and Discover, and a science columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, a commentator for NPR's Morning Edition and co-host of BioTech Nation on NPR. He has been a special correspondent and producer for ABC's Nightline and 20/20, and a producer for Discovery Television. He is a correspondent for NOVA's ScienceNow!. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic, Fortune and MIT Technology Review, and was a longtime correspondent for Life. He also writes for Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Outside, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Washington Post Book World, and The New York Times, among others. He contributes to the Dialogues column for Discover. Phil Bronstein is the Editor-at-Large for Hearst Newspapers and the San Francisco Chronicle.
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