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I am currently in my last semester of undergrad at the University of Western Ontario. I study biology and enjoy writing about biology/science.

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A dog-lover explains the challenges of studying animal brains using the medical imaging techniques often used to study human brains.

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DNA Experts describe the connection between DNA, disease, and personalized medicine.

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What is genomics, and how is it used in different industries?

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To improve our offerings, and increase the variety of videos available one CurioCity, Let’s Talk Science has partnered with Vubble to curate a Let’s Talk Science video channel featuring top quality short-form videos on current STEM topics.

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In April 2016, Let’s Talk Science volunteer Daniel Tarade donated stem cells to help a person who needed a stem cell transplant to survive. Learn what stem cells are, how and why people donate, and what Daniel’s experience was like.

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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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