The genesis of Genome Alberta

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Geoff Geddes, for Genome Alberta Tracing your roots is all the rage these days, and if humans can do it, why can’t organizations follow suit? As Genome Alberta continues to evolve, a glimpse of its past may say a lot about where it is today and what the future holds. In the beginning… The history […]

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How does stress make you sick?

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Michael Limmena, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science editor Restless nights. Late night snack binges. Pounding headaches. The ticking clock screams every second, increasing my already sky-high level of irritation. I’m very stressed out. Stress is a physiological response to a psychologically or physically challenging situation. Many Canadians are feeling stressed. In 2015, Statistics Canada surveyed […]

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Your genes may (NOT) be used against you

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Katie Compton, Science Policy and Politics Editor When I’m not writing and editing for Science Borealis, I’m working as a cancer genetic counsellor. I spend a lot of time talking to people about the risks and benefits of having genetic testing. Sometimes my patients know that there is an inherited form of cancer in their […]

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The research labs abandoned during COVID-19

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What does the global pandemic mean for health research funding in Canada?   Jasleen Grewal, Communications, Education & Outreach editor The pandemic has placed unique demands on research efforts at universities and healthcare institutions around the world. In Canada, efforts have ramped up to support rapid testing for COVID-19 infections and create a vaccine. The […]

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The psychology of healthcare wearables

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Smruthi Venkateshan, guest contributor, in collaboration with the Science Borealis Blog editors The wearable technology industry is projected to grow to $54 billion USD by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 19 per cent, according to Global Data forecasts. A subset of the wearable technology industry is known as healthcare wearables. These fall […]

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