Marc Fiume, one of our DNA Day experts, answers the question, “How would precision medicine improve upon existing treatments of diseases such as cancer?”

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You, me and everyone around us are constantly getting older. Why does this happen? And is there anything humans can do to slow down or even stop the aging process?

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Dr. Arun Tiwari, one of our DNA Day experts, answers the question, “Does DNA determine allergies?”

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HIV is a retrovirus that causes AIDS. But where did it come from, and how did it spread?

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Robin Bulleri tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose DNA led to countless cures, patents, and discoveries. (4:26 min.)

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Cancer is an ancient disease that has affected humans for millennia. But it’s only in the past century or so that cancer has become common in Canada and the rest of the Western world.

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CurioCity resources which align with Yukon's Anatomy and Physiology 12 Curriculum Content area on DNA and Cells.

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CurioCity resources which align with British Columbia's Anatomy and Physiology 12 Curriculum Content area on DNA and Cells.

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The latest clinical trials for poop pills that can fight a gut infection failed. But that's no reason to flush this research down the toilet. (3:29 min.)

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For several centuries, people thought diseases were caused by wandering clouds of poisonous vapor. We now know that this theory is pretty ridiculous, and that diseases are caused by specific bacteria. But how did we get to this new idea of germ theory? Tien Nguyen describes the work of several scientists who discredited a widely accepted theory in a way that was beneficial to human health. (4:38 min.)

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