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Mike Levine: Basic Body Plans

In this interview, Dr. Mike Levine describes the pioneering phase of homeotic genes research, when it first became possible to isolate these genes and the techniques were discovered that made it possible to see where the genes were active in developing embryos. This work led to astonishing insights into the evolution of the genetic tool kit that determines the basic body plan in all animals, from earthworms to humans. Excerpted from an interview filmed for Evolution: "Great Transformations"

Credits: 2001 WGBH Educational Foundation and Clear Blue Sky Productions, Inc. All rights reserved.

Mike Levine: Basic Body Plans

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