How did your body become the complicated, quirky, amazing machine it is today? Anatomist Neil Shubin uncovers the answers in this new look at human evolution. Using fossils, embryos and genes, he reveals how our bodies are the legacy of ancient fish, reptiles and primates — the ancestors you never knew were in your family tree. The three-part series premiered April 9, 2014.Visit Your Inner Fish Website
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Find out which beneficial traits our primate progenitors bequeathed us.
Learn which parts of our bodies we’ve inherited from our reptilian ancestors.
See how the genetic legacy of a fish can be seen today in our own DNA.
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Don Johanson recounts the discovery of an iconic human ancestor in Ethiopia.
Neil Shubin finds a tiny fossil that represents an important time in our evolution.
Our color vision is a gift from tree-dwelling primate ancestors in search of ripe fruit.
Our relationship to living primates can be seen in their anatomy and genes.
See just how much your brain has in common with a fish brain.
Biologist Peter Holland shows us how much we have in common with a wormy little animal.
Teeth are an incredbily important tool for understanding how an animal lives.
As Bruce Latimer explains, our evolutionary history has some consequences for our back.
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