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Meet the Doctoral Researcher – Physiology & Biochemistry

Hi I’m Joanna Vella. My doctoral studies are in population and forensic genetics, and medical genetics, within the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. I am tracing the origins of the Maltese, by investigating maternal and paternal ancestry. I am doing this by studying the lineage markers: Mitochondrial DNA — which is inherited maternally — and […]

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‘Hey Bill Nye, Can We Bridge the Gap Between Science and Religion?’ #TuesdaysWithBill

Hi Bill. My name is Chris Slade and one of my goals in life is to help bridge the gap between science and the modern Christian. What is there that I could say to help convince others that the creation story is likely just a story that was told to people who wouldn’t have understood […]

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Forest Genomics

What can genomics do for Canada’s forestry sector? By studying the DNA of trees, pests and other organisms, forest genomics can enable the growth of healthy, productive and sustainable forests. So how could it be used in Canada? One, Tree Breeding. Breeders can now accurately identify trees that grow faster, have higher wood quality and […]

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The DNA of Learning: Teens Tackle Animal Poaching Through Genetics

>>Jay: Let’s get started. So we’re gonna start with our simulated bush meat today. And we have three samples.>>Narrator: Something big is happening in this eleventh grade biology class.>>We’re trying to actually kinda change the world a little bit.>>Jay: We thought up a lesson that would incorporate aspects in molecular biology, bioinformatics, evolution, ecology, zoology, […]

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