The Evolution of Human Biodiversity

This is a series of videos on the evolution of human biodiversity from CARTA (Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny). They talk about the biodiversity in great apes, local adaptations, South American human biodiversity, human immune system diversity, large-scale variation in human genomic DNA, the neurobiology of human cognition, and how evolutionary processes and demographic history have shaped patterns of genetic variation among humans.

Human Immune System Diversity. Peter Parham, Professor in the Departments of Structural Biology and Microbiology & Immunology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, explores proteins of the human immune system that vary greatly between individuals and populations which modulate the immune response to infection and cancer, and also influence the success of reproduction and therapeutic transplantation of cells, tissues and organs.

5. Human Immune System Diversity

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1. Great Ape Biodiversity
2. Local Adaptation
3. Population Genetic Inference in the Personal Genome Era
4. South American Human Biodiversity
5. Human Immune System Diversity
6. Human Genome Structural Variation
7. Biodiversity in the Human Brain
8. Race, Ancestry, and Genomics