My research consists of sequencing and analyzing patients’ genetic information to figure out what could cause a certain disease.

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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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CurioCity resources which align with Yukon's Science 10 Curriculum Content area on Genes as the foundation for living things (Genetics).

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CurioCity resources which align with British Columbia's Science 10 Curriculum Content area on Genes as the foundation for living things (Genetics).

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Why does the calico coloration only occur in female cats? It happens because in order for proper development to occur in females, one of the x chromosomes must be switched off resulting in different active x-chromosomes in different cells This can produce a variety of phenotypic expressions. (5:16 min.)

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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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This video discusses the difference between gene and chromosome mutations and explores the significance of these changes, both pros and cons. (7:21 min.)

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Whereas the “old” bases and the bonds between them affect the sequence of your DNA, the “new” ones relate to epigenetics—how genes are turned “on” and “off”.

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CurioCity resources which align with New Brunswick's Biology 122/121 (Grade 12) Curriculum Unit 1: Genetic Continuity

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Metagenomics is the study of DNA sequenced directly from any environment where microbes can be found.

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CurioCity resources which align with Prince Edward Island's Biology 621A curriculum topic: Genetic Continuity

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CurioCity resources which align with the Nunavut Biology 30 Unit C: Cell Division, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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CurioCity resources which align with the Northwest Territories Biology 30 Unit C: Cell Division, Genetics and Molecular Biology

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