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COVID-19: How 900 Bytes Changed the World


Human biology is so finely tuned that less than a kilobyte of information can stop the world. Robert J. Marks and Dr. Daniel Andrés Díaz-Pachón discuss COVID-19, DNA, and information.

Show Notes

  • 01:09 | Introducing Dr. Daniel Andrés Díaz-Pachón, Research Assistant Professor in the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Miami and Senior Researcher at the Evolutionary Informatics Lab
  • 02:46 | A review of DNA
  • 04:03 | A small amount of information can make a big change
  • 08:03 | Coronavirus and information change
  • 10:11 | The different kinds of coronaviruses
  • 11:05 | Effects on air quality
  • 12:43 | Other impacts of coronavirus
  • 15:05 | The fundamental importance of information

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COVID-19: How 900 Bytes Changed the World