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Evo in the news: Ghosts of epidemics past

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Overview:
HIV and malaria both constitute global health threats, respectively affecting more than 30 million and 200 million people worldwide. This news brief from October 2008 describes new research that reveals an unexpected evolutionary link between the two.

Author/Source:
UC Museum of Paleontology

Grade level:
13-16

Time:
20 minutes

Teaching tips:
This article includes a set of discussion and extension questions for use in class. It also includes hints about related lessons that might be used in conjunction with this one. This example could be easily integrated into instruction on basic selection, particularly as a supplement to discussion of the classic sickle cell anemia example. Get more tips for using Evo in the News articles in your classroom.

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