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Scientists identify species in various different ways. Why use so many different tools? Why not just stick with a single concept?

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Sam Yeaman, a professor at the University of Calgary and one of our DNA DAY experts, explains how information is coded in DNA.

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I work with smart people get their genomic inventions, such as new medicines or new diagnostic tests, into use to make people healthier.

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I manage a team of software engineers who are developing a website to help researchers and doctors manage genomic information.

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We at CurioCity plan to provide grades 8-12 educators with a citizen science Action Project involving their Tomatosphere™ plants. This project will enable classes across Canada to do the same inquiry and have a common place to share and compare their data.

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DNA barcoding is a genetic approach to species identification. Once a barcode sequence has been obtained for a species, it is placed in a database that can be used to assign identities to unknown specimens. This ever growing library of DNA sequences also allows us to look into how species are related and how they came to be. This is what I am most interested in.

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I use DNA-based tools to identify species. We use them for many applications in both basic and applied research. My work has a special focus on using these tools to support Food Security.

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Established by Let’s Talk Science and Genome Alberta, DNA Day is a unique day where students, teachers and the public can connect with Canadian experts to learn more about genetics and genomics. Canada's national DNA Day is taking place Tuesday, April 25th, 2017.

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Language is critical for humans as a society - but how does our brain process individual voices? What about a voice makes them different? (4:15 min.)

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Researchers have found a link between pregnant mothers infected with Zika virus during pregnancy and cases of microcephaly in their babies. But although Zika virus only began receiving widespread attention recently, Zika infections are nothing new.

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