Think like a scientist: natural selection in an outbreak

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Computational geneticist Pardis Sabeti and disease ecologist Lina Moses bring us to the front line of the 2013-15 Ebola epidemic and explain the science behind how this event became the largest Ebola outbreak in history.

This fascinating video gives insight into epidemic outbreaks of disease and touches on themes such as natural selection, genetics, careers in science. It covers how technology impacts human life with regards to health issues, and how our understanding of health issues has changed over time.

Video Length: 7:30 mins

This film featured in the 2017 SCINEMA International Science Film Festival.

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Years: 9, 10


Biological Sciences – Cells; The Body; Genetics

Additional: Careers

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution; Form and Function