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Your genes may (NOT) be used against you – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

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This week’s feature article is a great read from 2020 by former Policy & Politics editor Katie Compton. In it, she discusses Canada’s Genetic Non-Discrimination Act and its implications as genetic testing becomes increasingly common. By Katie Compton, Policy & Politics editor When I’m not writing and editing for Science Borealis, I’m working as a […]

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The history of science: The story of humanity’s pursuit of knowledge – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

University of Toronto laboratory where insulin was discovered. Photo from University of Toronto Archives. Public domain.

This week, we are featuring a post written in 2021 by Science in Society editor Mary Anne Schoenhardt. In this post, Mary Anne explores what it means to study the history of science – and why it’s important that we continue to do so. By Mary Anne Schoenhardt, Science in Society editor The summer of […]

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Where is the research headed for “Canada’s Disease”? Multiple sclerosis research in Canada – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

This week, we are highlighting this 2019 post by Jenna Finley, one of our current Biology & Life Sciences subject editors. The post was selected by her co-editor, Qiaochu Liang, who observed that the post “serves as a reminder of the historical context of MS treatments and underscores the importance of acknowledging the research efforts […]

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The Chinese Postman and the Trick-or-Treater – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

Hallowe’en is just around the corner, but there’s still time to plan out your ideal trick-or-treating route! Check out this great 2017 blog post by Malgosia Ip on how a mathematical approach to your Hallowe’en route can maximize your candy-gathering potential and minimize sore feet! By Malgosia Ip, Mathematics & Statistics editor In just over […]

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Why do we (dis)trust? A look at the science of credibility – ScienceBorealis.ca Blog

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This week, we are highlighting a 2021 post by former Science Borealis author Alice Fleerackers. Written at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this fascinating read explores how and why we choose which sources of information we trust – and which we don’t. By Alice Fleerackers, Science in Society editor Source: Why do we (dis)trust? […]

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