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  • Population genomics reveals evolution details

    It's going to involve a lot of math

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    CWD update reveals little behavioural change

    We're okay thanks

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    Population genomics reveals evolution details

    It's going to involve a lot of math

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    The human genome belongs to you

    Altering our inheritance

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    Ethics in the science class

    avoiding bigger problems

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    Financial investment spurs genome sciences research in Alberta

    Genome sciences and bioinformatics research in the province is getting a $3M boost

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    Simon Winchester’s The Perfectionists – a review

    Precision and Accuracy

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    Analyzing poppies to make better drugs

    A team of researchers from the University of Calgary have uncovered new information about a class of plant enzymes that could have implications for the pharmaceutical industry.

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    Genome Alberta joins Expert Advisor service

    An Expert on Demand

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    It’s Back to school – We can help

    a few suggestions

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    Bioinformatics speeds research on how gut bacteria controls your mind, changes your blood type and health

    "If you do experiments, it could take 20 or 30 years to figure it out. With this software system, you can do it in five minutes.”

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    Gerry’s Gene Scene – Linked Genes

    A Genetics Explainer

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    The science of Chronic Wasting Disease

    CWD: We're working on it

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    Experimental treatment slows prion disease, extends life of mice

    Scientists using an experimental treatment have slowed the progression of scrapie, a degenerative central nervous disease caused by prions

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    Genetic Counselling in the Genomic Era

    What I learned online

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    AI goes beyond experimental data to innovate medicine

    AI maps and analyzes cellular response to disease and treatments in computational models that go far beyond experimentally available data.

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    The next generation of SING

    A generation later

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    ‘Omics project takes de-risking Nova Scotia’s offshore to the next phase

    A major new initiative that adds genomics technologies to traditional geoscience aims to reduce the risk for oil exploration in Nova Scotia’s offshore.

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    Other ways of knowing

    A place in 2 worlds

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    Government of Canada makes major investment in genomics research

    Funding supports regional Genome Centres, more than 300 genomics researchers

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    CWD: An Indigenous perspective

    Voices from SING Canada

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    Five things you need to know about CWD

    5 things about CWD

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    Summer Internship for Indigenous Peoples in Genomics (SING) Canada

    Genome Alberta is pleased to help support the SING Canada program this this year

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    Inside the Mine: A Virtual Reality Experience

    the experiential component of the learning experience

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    Summer internship for INdigenous peoples in Genomics

    SING Canada

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    Online with Bugs 101

    Online

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    Convergence of genomics and artificial intelligence

    A strategic collaboration between Génome Québec and IVADO

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    Gerry’s Gene Scene – Dihybrid Cross

    A Genetics Explainer

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    Quantum computing and the search for more computing muscle for bioinformatics

    There are some questions too big for even AI on conventional computers to answer within the lifetime of the universe.

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    LISTEN: Genomics Research and Innovation in Alberta

    Better living through omics

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    A CWD update and farewell

    Cathy goes to Ottawa

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    SCN Launches Funding Competition

    Funding will support translational stem cell research across Canada

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    Homozygous or Heterozygous : How can we tell?

    using a Test Cross

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    Breaking with tradition at Lyonbiopole

    Getting past the usual way of doing business.

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    It takes a small village to raise a big convention

    From train station to BIO Convention

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    Helping the next generation of women to lead in biotechnology

    Women in BIO is more than just networking

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    Multinationals fuel new Alberta research

    New public-private funding for Alberta

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    A new pan-Canadian biotech venture unveiled

    A meeting of equals

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    TasteTECH pairs well with Tasteology

    Something to wash down our special reception menu

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    Alberta innovations in virology show promise for future treatments

    Hunting for investors in Philadephia

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    DeepWater Farms closes the loop on aquaponics

    Fresh greens & fresh fish

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    Cricket pasta anyone?

    Canadian sourced crickets on the menu

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    Gene editing does not always serve those who need it most

    Social issue facing gene editing treatments

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    One word - plastics

    Food - microbes - plastic

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    A quick intro to bioinformatics

    Bioinformatics is the key to unlocking the mysteries of nature, finding life-saving cures, and bringing a new age to medicine beyond anything previously imagined.

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    Competing against the world for biotech success

    A sneak peek at the Innovation Nation Panel

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    Alberta startup uses cancer’s instability against itself

    Edmonton startup is capturing investor interest

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    The silencing of the genes

    Slicing a gene for a better apple slice

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    AquAdvantage Salmon featured on our TasteTech menu

    A quick look at a new fast growing type of salmon.

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    Gerry’s Gene Scene – Monohybrid Cross

    high school biology explainer

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    LISTEN: Turning research success into commercial success

    Great research ideas need help to become great companies

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    Epigenetics tools may replace pesticides for crops

    Scientists discovered how plants epigenetically pass on disease and pest resistance to offspring, and that could lead to the elimination of the need for poisonous pesticides

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    Epigenetics new role in public health

    Epigenetics is essential to personalized medicine, but it has a strong role in public health too.

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    Epigenetics in single-celled organisms opens new understanding of evolution

    Researchers surprised to find epigenetics is ancient evolutionary tool, in single-cell organisms too

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    Milk. Maybe it is a nearly perfect food.

    Dairy industry: Listen closely.

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    Genome Alberta Award Winners 2019

    …outstanding young scientists

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    New study: preventing leukemia at the epigenetic level

    Dysregulated proteins may be treatable at the epigenetics level to prevent the onset of leukemia

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    Fear etched in epigenetics: Phobias, PTSD can be inherited

    Studies show PTSD and phobias can be inherited courtesy of epigenetics

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    Multidisciplinary approach key to learning more about CWD

    International respect for our CWD research

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    Never Home Alone – a review

    Biodiversity in our homes

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    Epigenetics as an Ethical Area of Study: A Survey of Recent Studies

    Guest post from Ada S Jaarsma about how epigenetics can add to the ethics conversation.

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    Epigenetics means your fate is not sealed in your DNA

    Control your epigenetics, control your health destiny

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    I found some STEM books for Toddlers

    Why we should read to babies

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    Gerry’s Gene Scene - Astrobiology

    big ideas in astrobiology announced

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    LISTEN: Insights sneak into a conversation

    Outtakes with Insight

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    Genomics versus Genetics: It’s a real puzzle

    Putting edge pieces in place

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    From big data comes big information

    New database for researchers

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    2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (B/CB) Competition Results (Multi-sector stream projects)

    Genome Canada is pleased to announce 25 projects selected for funding as a result of the 2017 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Competition (B/CB).

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    Canada, EU, and Africa combine to allow researchers to analyze health data on the largest, most diverse scale

    The Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics is funded in part by Genome Canada, Ontario Genomics, and Genome Quebec.

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    Reconciling native wisdom and 21st century science

    Benefiting from the Elders

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    LISTEN: Indigenous Science with Leroy Little Bear

    What lies behind indigenous science?

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    Science Fair Season in Alberta 2019

    Who will win the Genome Alberta awards?

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    Epigenetics: A Graphic Guide – A Review

    It's a mini-sized text

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    U of L researchers working to unravel the mystery behind one of the deadliest forms of cancer

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    Genomics 2018: A year on our blogs - Genome Alberta

    We did a lot this year!

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    Identifying cystic fibrosis earlier and more reliably

    Scientists at McMaster University have discovered several new biomarkers from a single drop of blood that could allow earlier and more definitive detection of cystic fibrosis

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    Design on Display Part II

    Seeking Science through design

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    Finding biomarkers to make personalized medicine more precise

    Machine learning meets metabolomics

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    University of Calgary announces new Life Sciences Innovation Hub

    Another boost for the #yyc University Research Park

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    Design on Display Part I

    Seeking Science through design

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    Dr. Ed McCauley to be next president and vice-chancellor of the University of Calgary

    Scholar and visionary moves into new role Jan. 1, 2019

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    A case for project-based learning

    students losing dexterity

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    University of Lethbridge iGEM teams tackling relevant issues, awarded gold and silver at Giant Jamboree

    The University of Lethbridge’s iGEM students have proven once again they are among the best and brightest scientists in the synthetic biology field.

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    Genome Research Heats Up to Combat Global Warming

    Cows burps important to global warming?

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    Examining the responsible application of genomics research

    The projects will examine societal issues related to agrifood and natural resources.

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    Cosmos at the Glenbow

    time to do some space travel

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    An entry in the Journal of Unpublished Results

    Publishing the unpublishable

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    Invitation to Participate in a Consultation: Genome Canada’s Integrated GE3LS Research Review

    GE3LS consultations are underway

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    A Crack in Creation - a review

    CRISPR/Cas9 the science, technology and societal issues

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    From Dinosaurs to Rocket Ships

    Finding the connections

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    Google Lens: A new icon on my phone

    I've tested this app

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    Improving Canada's bite in the apple market

    A group of Canadian apple researchers, growers and marketers have joined forces to give one of Canada’s oldest and most famous fruit crops some new crunch in the marketplace.

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    Blast into Biology

    Begin with astrobiology

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    Bringing First Nations experience into CWD research

    Field Trip!

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    Canadian farmers, entrepreneurs and health care workers to benefit from new research investment

    $20 million new dollars for research

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    Tackling Climate Change

    Globally 11 of the last 12 years rank among the 12 warmest since 1850.

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    There are sparrows in my yard! What can I do? Part 2

    Our local sparrows

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    There are sparrows in my yard! What can I do? Part 1

    the house sparrow (Passer domesticus)

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    Indigenous culture and genomics

    At the intersection of Indigenous culture and science

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    Museumifying a student project

    What I learned in a recent MOOC

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    Breakthrough discovery for U of L researchers

    Researchers show interactions between microRNAs and transfer RNA (tRNA) can affect cell reproduction and cell death.

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    CREATE grant funding to support development of RNA Bioengineering and Innovation Network

    Congratulations to Alberta Epigenetics Network member Dr. Hans-Joachim Wieden

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    $1.65M for synthetic biology research and training at Concordia

    SynBioApps — a new program in synthetic biology applications — gets the green light from NSERC

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    Mitochondria and Atrial fibrillation – A project idea

    a preliminary mind map

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    ULeth and UofC research takes aim at hepatitis C virus

    A unique research collaboration between University of Lethbridge and University of Calgary is developing a greater understanding of the hepatitis C virus.

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    Chronic Wasting Disease Report Number 16

    Metabolomics made easier

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    High School Synthetic Biology Team Win Medals for Paper

    Students from the Lethbridge High School iGEM team earn accolades

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    Chocolate makes me sneeze

    Can I blame Neanderthals?

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    Genomics part of Nova Scotia investment in offshore research

    Tiny microbes hold big oil exploration potential

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    Media Release: Large-scale applied research in agriculture, agri-food, fisheries and aquaculture

    Media Release for 2018 LSARP

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    BC research improves ability to detect and predict avian flu outbreaks

    Genomics-based environmental monitoring identifies and characterizes AIV in wetland sediments

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    KMT Hepatech facing challenge to Edmonton expansion plans

    Edmonton high tech expansion plan on hold

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    Cloud Drums at BIO Boston

    Drumbeat inspired by clouds

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    Canadian earns the Grand Prize at BioGENEius Challenge in Boston

    For sure a BioGENEius

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    An audio yearbook for Lyonbiopole

    Success in the French biocluster

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    The Merck Invention Accelerator is ready to help

    Merck is there for healthcare start-ups

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    Sequence Bio optimistic despite some challenges

    Will Sequence Bio get to actually sequence?

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    Breaking good. A new path to manufacturing opioids

    New gene, new opiod

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    A biotech experience for classrooms

    Making science real in the classroom

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    The many hats of Women in Bio

    Young Women in Bio - how to get ore of them

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    Data power to improve patient care

    It's all about equity in health care

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    Genome Canada launches national precision health initiative

    Pilot initiative for rare diseases to lay the foundation for the adoption of precision health across Canada

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    National initiative will start to bring precision health to patients

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    Putting synthetic biology to work

    How can we harness synthetic biology?

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    Science and business meet at BIO Boston

    Genome Canada at BIO 2018

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    Preparing for the Summer Sun

    Melanoma or an ordinary mole?

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    Breaking Good – Key Discovery Made for Battling Opioid Epidemic

    Bad opioids made good

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    Bringing More Women into Biotech

    Way back Wednesday: BIO 2017

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    Plan B for Science Communications

    Prepping our editorial calendar

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    Science Odyssey - celebrating science in Canada

    Ten days of discovery and innovation

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    Firestorm by Ed Struzik

    Be prepared for another Beast

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    The Pandas are here

    ... at the Calgary Zoo!

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    Bioenterprise Corporation Forms Collaborative Partnership with Genome Alberta

    Genome Alberta welcomes new collaboration

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    Genome Alberta Award Winners 2018

    …outstanding young scientists

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    UCalgary’s Mini Med School

    it’s back to class!

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    Canada’s Stem Cell Network announces $4M research funding

    The Stem Cell Network is investing in clinical trials and advanced research on diabetes, brain injury, heart disease & blindness

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    New Agricultural Research Funding Opportunity

    A shout-out to ag researchers!

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    Government of Canada invests $80 million in the Centre for Plant Health

    The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Canada's Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $80 million to replace the Centre for Plant Health in Sidney, B.C.

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    Mining big data for answers to CWD

    Finding insight in a sea of data

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    The Drum Role of a Northern Flicker

    the flickers are back in town!

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    Mule deer genome sequenced

    Mule deer genome sequenced

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    Using flat earthism to teach scientific models

    ...and critical thinking

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    Ethical issues at Canadian science fairs

    Youth Science Canada protocols

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    Genomics and Microbes: Retiring researchers put the unlikely combo to work

    Made in Alberta petroleum microbiology

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    Ethical lessons from a friendly octopus

    How many hands did I put up?

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    Genomics and Geology? Here's how they belong together

    Microbes hunt for oil

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    U of L researchers study Alzheimer's disease with APRI grant

    U of L researchers use Alberta Prion Research Institute grant to help unlock molecular mechanisms involved in Alzheimer's disease

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    Olympic athletes: Performance-enhancing epigenetics?

    once a cheat...

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    Harness the power of synthetic biology

    Join us in Toronto March 6th

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    Is there a better way to test for CWD? We're working on it.

    A better test for CWD

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    What's in your bloodstream? Calgary researchers want to find out

    What's hiding in your bloodstream?

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    Alberta researchers prominent in new genomics and precision health investment

    Research money flowing into Alberta life science

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    Science Fair Season in Alberta 2018

    who will win the Genome Alberta awards?

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    Oil Powers a new 'STEAM' project

    Sandra Sawatzky's ‘The Black Gold Tapestry’

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    Discovery could help treat cancer more effectively

    New biomarker could lead way to another avenue for precision health.

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    Diversifying Manitoba's economy with clean technology

    Government of Canada supports Manitoba-based clean-tech producers, as well as Manitoba francophone initiatives

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    Science communication in the era of fake news

    Cutting through the thicket of fake science news

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    Genomics 2017: A year on our blogs - Genome Alberta

    We did a lot this year!

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    Titanic Belfast: Seeking Science in Northern Ireland

    Science at the world's number one tourist attraction

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    Beluga whale genome sequenced for the first time

    Heartbreaking loss has led to a leap in progress for beluga whale conservation science: the beluga genome has been sequenced for the first time.

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    Twas the Night Before Christmas - Genome Alberta style

    Join our researchers in a Night Before Christmas

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    International Microbiome Centre and the Scientific Method

    science clearly communicated

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    Synthetic biology education encourages STEM careers, research

    A University of Lethbridge professor sees synthetic biology as a driver of the next generation of scientific researchers and a key to economic diversification and prosperity in southern Alberta and beyond.

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    Genomics researchers partner with industry to further innovation in health, agriculture & environment

    Government of Canada and partners invest more than $24 million in genomics research projects to improve cancer treatments and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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    $6 million in new funding for Alberta researchers

    Detecting bloodstream infections

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    Genome Alberta and Chronic Wasting Disease mentioned in Alberta Legislature

    Genome Alberta researcher introduced to the Alberta Legislature

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    Reading the Rocks: A review

    A group biography by Brenda Maddox

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    Has it been a year already? Update 12 from our CWD project

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    Harnessing the power of our microbiome

    What if we knew how to maintain a healthy microbiome?

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    Dan Brown’s Origin

    No spoilers, just background information

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    International Microbiome Centre Tour - Part 4

    Love cell imaging makes the new IMC a stand-out in the research world

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    International Microbiome Centre Tour - Part 3

    Embryo transfer in the University of Calgary's new germ-free facility

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    International Microbiome Centre Tour - Part 5

    We've come to the end of our tour

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    International Microbiome Centre Tour - Part 2

    Processing to ensure a germ-free facility

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    Life Up Close

    The Atlantic launches a new multi-year series featuring science writing from around the world

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    Researchers discover eight new epilepsy genes

    A The largest whole-genome sequencing study on epilepsy, funded in part by Genome Canada and Génome Quebec

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    International Microbiome Centre Tour - Part 1

    Stepping inside the new IMC germ free facility

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    Researcher Brings Personal Experience to the Research Table

    Getting to know our CWD researchers

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    Learning about Mass Extinction Events

    comets, asteroids and volcanoes

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    University of Lethbridge second in rankings

    University of Lethbridge jumps to second in Research Infosource rankings, leads in graduate student intensity

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    Genomics at the Wallace line

    still relevant today!

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    Sustainability in the face of change: Challenges in food security in an ever-evolving climate

    How do we achieve nutrition security?

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    Putting the A in STEM

    learning science from art history

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    U of L Spooky Science Weekend 2017 open for registration

    Registration for the Spooky Science Weekend opened this weekend. Registration is limited; get your tickets now!

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    Genome Alberta 2016-2107 Annual Report

    Our latest Annual Report

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    Grant to help U of L researcher explore genetic links to same-sex sexual attraction

    A recent NIH grant will help Dr. Paul Vasey, a University of Lethbridge psychology professor, determine if genes associated with male same-sex sexual attraction are the same across cultures.

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    Fire fallout may change Chronic Wasting Disease dynamic

    Trying to understand more about CWD transmission

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    Food Evolution - what some Edmontonians think

    Edmonton audience reacts to Food Evolution documentary

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    U of L researchers receive $2.6 million in NSERC funding

    University of Lethbridge science researchers will pursue diverse areas of inquiry

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    Project based learning? Some thoughts before you start

    Why do a Science Fair

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    FDA approval brings first gene therapy to the United States

    CAR T-cell therapy approved to treat certain children and young adults with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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    Canada: An Education Superpower

    reasons to celebrate

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    Alberta scientist receives Canadian Beef Industry honours

    Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein receives 2017 Canadian Beef Industry Award for Outstanding Research and Innovation

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    Using the Solar Eclipse as a Learning Opportunity

    Adding some personal experiences

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    Two new papers from our CWD researchers

    The latest news from our CWD project

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    High-school iGEM team earning awards ahead of competition

    High school students explore the development of biological pigment for use in the manufacturing of ink

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    Genomic Solutions for a Changing Climate

    Using genomics to deal with climate change

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    Insulin: A story of drama and intrigue

    It took teamwork!

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    Multi-nutrient rice against malnutrition

    ETH researchers developed strain to help reduce micronutrient malnutrition, widespread in developing countries.

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    Scientists create stem cell therapy for lung fibrosis conditions

    Through a joint UNC School of Medicine-NC State research project shows how to harvest lung stem cells noninvasively and then multiply healthy cells -- a potential powerful therapy against inflammatory lung conditions

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    Chronic Wasting Disease update - the fire edition

    Forest fires to clean up infected environments

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    Gerry’s Gene Scene 26 ~ Shark Week

    Entertaining science TV this summer

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    Seeking Science at Tower Bridge

    an immersive lesson in Structure and Design

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    Lessons from Simulating A Deep Ocean Oil Spill

    Metagenome pipeline helps researchers resolve near-complete microbial genomes involved in Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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    Seeking Science at the Wellcome Collection

    satisfy your incurable curiosity

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    Chronic Wasting Disease Comes in Many Forms

    Different strains of CWD can infect different hosts

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    SU2C Announces $10 Million for Translational Cancer Research

    Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) is inviting proposals for a new $10 million Dream Team of top scientific investigators searching for new strategies to prevent or treat cancer

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    Herding Hemingway's Cats

    a review of Kat Arney's book

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    LISTEN: Cracking the Economic Impact of San Diego's Genomics Industry

    Genomics means a lot to San Diego's Economy

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    LISTEN: Releasing more mosquitoes to stop mosquito borne disease

    Fighting mosquitoes... with more mosquitoes

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    Tasnia Nabil shows off Canadian science talent at BIO 2017

    Canadian student shows off a new potential cancer therapy at the Biogenius competition

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    WildSmart makes you Bear Smart

    Staying safe on the trails

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    New support for Structural Genomics Consortium

    $33 million will drive scientific discoveries into potentially life-saving cures for patients

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    Genetic markers in salmon can help manage healthier stocks

    The markers are individual locations in the genome that, in this case, allow researchers to distinguish between the different variants of sockeye salmon

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    U of A biopsy-reading invention reaches the masses

    A groundbreaking U of A invention impact transplant patients' outcomes is poised to become widely available under licensing by Thermo Fisher.

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    New media and biochemistry students develop game

    A pair of 3rd year University of Lethbridge classes came together with the AGILITY program to develop a new game enhancing the learning process of one of the most difficult courses in biochemistry

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    Field Trips in Alberta’s Grasslands

    focusing students on a few features of the biome

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    Genome Alberta Award Winners 2017

    And the winners are…

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    CWD Project Update - Samples and Results are coming in

    CWD Project gets a cool review.

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    CWD Project Progress Report - The Socioeconomic Factor

    Putting chronic wasting disease into a cultural perspective

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    NASA's Big Announcement About 'Oceans Beyond Earth'

    exploring space is a big science!

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    A sure sign of spring on the prairies

    #crocuswatch17 In search of that first crocus

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    New Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Earlier diagnosis and treatment options for Autism Spectrum Disorders

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    What are the human factors in controlling Chronic Wasting Disease?

    The social sciences merge with the science of genetics

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    Bioinformatics and genomics to save lives as antibiotics fail

    Soon, antibiotics will no longer work. People will die. Or, they would if it were not for bioinformatics and genomics saving the day.

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    How bioinformatics and genomics shape personalized medicine

    The life depending on the success of genomics, bioinformatics, and personalized medicine may very well be your own.

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    Chronic Wasting Disease Project Update 3

    How does CWD evolve in the host animal?

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    DNA testing at BC community pharmacies comes one step closer

    Pharmacogenomic (PGx) testing - another tool in the toolbox.

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    Boxing, curling and big data – are there answers to grade inflation?

    Scoring a 90!

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    Science on Sulphur Mountain for Canada150

    celebrate Canada150 with a trip to the mountains

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    Government of Canada invests in cutting edge infrastructure for researchers.

    Funding for 14 projects at the University of Alberta

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    University of Lethbridge Research Week 2017 – Spotlight on Research

    “The research we engage in here at the University is critical work affecting peoples’ lives ... ”

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    Planting Tomorrow's Trees Today

    Climate change is threatening the health of Canadian forests

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    Genome BC and City of Vernon partner for urban stream health

    Identifying threats to the health of streams in the community

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    Gene therapy used to treat Fabry disease

    Calgary patient with rare inherited condition receives transplant of altered stem cells

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    CWD Lab diary - Kicking off the new LSARP project

    Debbie McKenzie introduces her CWD research

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    A Day at Darwin's House

    Celebrating Darwin Day

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    Combatting Invasive Alien Species in BC forests

    Invasive alien species is escalating at an alarming rate in BC forests

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    What we can learn from ‘tree man syndrome’- a rare disease.

    genes for intracellular zinc homeostasis

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    Changing the world through health research

    Canadian Institute for Advanced Research receives $4 million research grant

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    Interview with Cathy Cullingham, CWD Project Manager

    The latest from our Chronic Wasting Disease Project

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    Why do we study Queen Victoria in Bio class? A Case Study in Hemophilia

    Insights into a genetic mutation

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    Science Fair Season in Alberta 2017

    This is where it’s happening!

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    Project Spruce-Up: Advanced spruce genomics for productive and resilient forests

    Sprucing up the spruce trees.

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    Genomics solutions to clean up oil sands process water

    A potential cost-effective and efficient method to clean up oil sands process water.

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    Are you ready to explore your baby's genome?

    Genome sequencing on newborns? Should it be mandatory?

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    Discover Math Sense: It’s Important

    It doesn’t mean we quit doing basic math

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