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SciCafe: How Plants Domesticated People with Fatimah Jackson

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The Museum's logo superimposed over a photo of a woman, Fatimah Jackson, wearing a headscarf.

Humans have domesticated plants and animals for agriculture for thousands of years. What is less well-known is that plants and the chemicals they produce for defense have also had a significant effect on human biology and evolution.

Join anthropologist Fatimah Jackson to discuss the fascinating story of co-evolution between plants and humans, and learn how the new field of epigenetics is helping us understand how these interaction over time have altered the course of human history.

This SciCafe took place at the Museum on December 4, 2013.

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