Posts from the ‘genetics’ category

Evolution in Two Minutes

It seems like science-inspired music is a common theme around here. Discover Magazine recently announced the winners of their “Evolution in Two Minutes” video contest. Top-pick…

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(2009) Public Health in the 21st Century: the Open-Source Outbreak: Jennifer Gardy

Name: Jennifer Gardy Talk Title: “Public Health in the 21st Century: the Open-Source Outbreak” Notes: UBC Alumni (Faculty of Science, 2000). Topic: Dr. Jennifer Gardy, an…

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FAQ – Stem Cells (Sa Mix)

The Science Behind Stem Cells and Stem Cell Research What is a stem cell? A stem cell is essentially a type of cell that all other…

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Evolution 150 Years Later

Evolution is a big deal. Everyone probably understands the basics of how it works. “Things change over time,” and “good traits remain, while bad traits are…

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DNA fingerprint results (2009)

Here be the data… For explanation of results, refer to this link. And for those of you who just want to know whether you have the…

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DNA fingerprinting or (altogether now) the Polymerase Chain Reaction! (ASIC200 stuff)

(This material will not be on final exam – lab commentary info can be found here) The polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, is a powerful genetic…

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More on Ethics…

During tonight’s class, Dr. Sens briefly covered a few ethical frameworks with repect to GMOs.¬† I thought I’d plug an excellent philosophy resource here that I…

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Science and the Future of Medicine

Science and the Future of Medicine: The Gairdner Foundation 50th Anniversary Symposium is being held here at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts on Wednesday March…

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Stopping cancer where it starts: Do recently-discovered cancer stem cells hold the key?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009, 5:30 p.m. Steamworks 375 Water Street, Vancouver, British Columbia Join the leading Canadian and Californian cancer stem cell researchers for discussion, debate,…

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Movie Turned Opera: The Fly -or- Egad! I hope Jeff Goldblum makes a cameo

Yes. The Fly. The “mutated mad scientist, Jeff Goldblum, hopping around a loft-turned-laboratory, spitting up stomach acids on to is food while his fingernails and unmentionables…

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