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, August 25, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSE 244
John Franklin Crowell Professor
Department of Biology, Duke University 
Mechanistic models of metabolic diseases help explain why disease genes are maintained in populations    
Thursday, September 8, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSE 244
Assistant Professor, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology and Biology
Duke University 
How social interactions shape the genome
 
 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 4:30pm
Marston Theater, ISTB 4, Tempe Campus
Ed Yong, Science Writer
Staff at The Atlantic
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 -
12:00pm - 1:00pm
LSE 244
Director, iGEM, Carnell Professor, Department of Biology 
Temple University
Molecular evolution informs genome medicine 

The 2016 meeting on the International Society of Evolution, Medicine & Public Health took place on June 22-25th in Durham, North Carolina.

In April 2015, a collaboration between The Center for Evolution & Medicine and The Center for Academic Research & Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA) hosted Ancient DNA and Human Evolution, a public symposium. Videos are now available here

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...