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We have all heard of terrible things that take place inside our stomach when we swallow gum. But is it really that big of a deal if you forget to spit it out?

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I work on to research projects with groups all around Canada, from my home in rural Nova Scotia. Since I work from a distance, I focus on writing and data analysis and other work that can be done on a computer or over the phone. My area of interest is in rural medical research.

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Technologies allow scientist to make changes to the genomes of living things. What are the pros and cons of having access to techniques like these?

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I contribute to the building, management, and curation of one of Canada’s largest genomics platforms. I also assist our users with data validation and uploads to DNA Barcode Reference library. The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) is a globally recognized bioinformatics workbench and database.

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A study on bird feeders and beak sizes shows how an everyday human activity can affect the evolution of another species.

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The Global Seed Vault is getting some upgrades to protect it from effects of climate change, like possible flooding. Learn what the Global Seed Vault is and why seed banks are important.

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Many people have had children using assisted reproductive technologies. But some of these techniques can raise some ethical issues.

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Your brain uses two different areas to process visual information. Read on to learn how you process faces - and why you sometimes see them in places they don’t exist (like electric sockets)!

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Hormones don’t just strike at puberty. They’re working in your body all the time, throughout your life, helping different parts of your body communicate and work together.

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Premature babies are at risk for all kinds of complications. But have scientists found a new way for these babies to develop outside the womb?

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