Transforming our
understanding of disease.

The ASU Center for Evolution & Medicine
is a university-wide Presidential Initiative whose mission is to improve human health by establishing evolutionary biology as an essential basic science for medicine, worldwide.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD
Assistant Professor, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology
Duke University 
Research interests: Evolutionary genetics of wild populations 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 -
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marston Theater
Ed Yong, Science Writer
Staff at The Atlantic
Research interests: Popular science 
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD
Director, iGEM@Temple, Carnell Professor, Department of Biology 
Temple University
Research interests: Genetics
Thursday, September 29, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBD
Professor, Department of zoology
University of Oxford
Research interests: Cooperation in bacteria and insects

The Center for Evolution & Medicine (CEM) at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications from exceptional early career scientists for the Evolution & Medicine Research Fellowship.

The second annual meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine and Public Health will take place from June 22-25, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina.

The Evolution of Psychopathology was the theme of this year's Evolutionary Psychology Interdisciplinary Conference Series. 

Human well being often flourishes under conditions of cooperation with others and flounders during periods of external conflict and strife.

This week is the 2nd annual meeting of the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health . The presentations we'll see, and the conversations we’ll have, were instigated 25 years ago as George Williams and I discussed and grappled with how evolution could be useful for medicine, and what...
Cancer is bad. For sure. About 2 in 5 of us will develop cancer in our lifetimes and 1 in 5 of us will die of cancer. So there is no question that cancer is bad. But is cancer all bad? Are there cases where susceptibility to cancer is associated with things that we would consider good?
“ Do you feel tired ?” asks the silver fox in his outdoor jacket, wind in his hair. He then suggests that you may suffer from low testosterone, which apparently is a serious condition that could be impacting “millions of men.” Evidently the solution, he suggests, is just a prescription drug away. Next time...
In December 2013, in the village of Meliandou, Guinea, a dangerous pathogen jumped from a bat into a little boy. He may have been playing among the trees where bats roost, coming into contact with bat guano; the details are uncertain. But several days later, as the pathogen replicated exponentially in his...