Paul Gepts

Apr. 25, 2014

Serving Up the Origins of the Chicken and Chili Pepper

Scientists are combining genetics and linguistics to trace the origins of these staples of the modern-day menu.

domestication, chicken, chili pepper, greger larson, paul gepts, evolution

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