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Are We Still Evolving?

Horizon, 2010-2011 Episode 14 of 15

Dr Alice Roberts asks one of the great questions about our species: are we still evolving?

There's no doubt that we're a product of millions of years of evolution.

But thanks to modern technology and medicine, did we escape Darwin's law of the survival of the fittest?

Alice follows a trail of clues from ancient human bones, to studies of remarkable people living in the most inhospitable parts of the planet, to the frontiers of genetic research to discover if we are still evolving - and where we might be heading.

59 minutes

Last on

Mon 27 Aug 2012 22:30


Role Contributor
PresenterAlice Roberts
DirectorOlly Bootle
ProducerOlly Bootle

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