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April 25, 2017 is DNA Day. Let's Talk Science is organizing two events to help students better understand the importance of DNA barcoding and synthetic biology for food security and health research.

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As technology develops and the world’s population grows, people need more and more energy. Meanwhile, scientists are getting more and more interested in renewable energy sources, like biofuels.

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Treatment and prevention are direct costs associated with a disease. But did you know that diseases also have less obvious, indirect costs? In the case of malaria, they include poor school performance and a higher risk of Salmonella infection.

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You might think that crop farming is a sophisticated activity that only humans do. But ants are crop farmers too!

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Hydroelectricity can be an environmentally friendly source of energy, especially compared to fossil fuels. But it also comes with a risk of mercury poisoning.

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In this project, DNA barcoding was used to identify species of fish purchased at grocery stores and fish markets to determine if the fish were correctly labelled. The Fall 2016 results can be viewed here.

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I write content for marketing pieces specific to the agricultural industry. But unlike traditional copywriting, understanding and interpreting science plays a huge role in my job.

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Mussels filter food out of the water with their gills. That makes them a great tool for testing water quality.

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What do gray wolves, elephants, and parrotfish have in common? They're all keystone species, which means they have an especially large impact on their habitat. (5:07 min.)

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This presentation reviews the processes and summarizes the results from the Fall 2016 Fish Market Survey Action Project.

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