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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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Viruses just don’t meet the requirements to be included in the Tree of Life. And although they have several ideas, scientists aren’t sure where viruses come from.

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Learn about the species around you using LifeScanner.

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Nasim Monfared, one of our DNA Day experts, answers the question, “What are the implications of Canada’s new anti-genetic discrimination legislation?”

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Nasim Monfared, one of our DNA Day experts, answers the question, “Once a genome is sequenced, how is the data protected and who has access to it?”

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Is it 5? Or could it be as high as 11? Or as few as 3? How is the fossil record used to make this determination and how could how the record is interpreted affect our conclusions? (3:21 min.)

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We all know that acquired traits can not be passed on to future generation..right? Wrong! More and more evidence indicates that external factors can affect gene expression and this can be passed onto offspring. (2:47 min.)

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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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Statistics are persuasive. So much so that people, organizations, and whole countries base some of their most important decisions on organized data. (4:18 min.)

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I am a 3rd year PhD student in Environmental Health

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