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Ontario man guilty of allergy testing fraud in U.S. was key employee of DNA lab in paternity controversy


Kyle Tsui, who is currently in a U.S. jail awaiting sentencing for running a fraudulent allergy testing company, also worked in a Canadian DNA laboratory that a CBC News investigation found has a history of producing wrong paternity results.

From the CBC News-2024-4-10:14:6:1




Canadian DNA lab knew its paternity tests identified the wrong dads, but it kept selling them


A DNA laboratory in Toronto knowingly delivered prenatal paternity test results that routinely identified the wrong biological fathers - ruling out the real dads - and left a trail of shattered lives around the globe, a CBC News investigation has found.

From the CBC News-2024-4-9:8:5:2




Canadian DNA lab knew its paternity tests identified the wrong dads, but it kept selling them


A DNA laboratory in Toronto knowingly delivered prenatal paternity test results that routinely identified the wrong biological fathers - ruling out the real dads - and left a trail of shattered lives around the globe, a CBC News investigation has found.

From the CBC News-2024-4-9:8:5:1




This workshop in Trenton, Ont., builds many of the world's dinosaurs


Fossil technicians at Research Casting International release fossils from rock and reconstruct the most iconic dinosaurs

From the CBC News-2024-4-4:14:6:2




This secret location known as 'Jurassic Mile' contains incredible 150-million-year-old dinosaur fossils


Paleontologists are uncovering fossilized dinosaurs, plants and footprints on a tiny plot in the badlands of Wyoming

From the CBC News-2024-4-4:14:6:1




'CSI on the ocean': Whale researchers comb B.C. waters for eDNA


Ocean Wise researchers spent more than a week on the ocean collecting water samples to study the environmental DNA (eDNA) of Bigg's killer whales, North Pacific humpbacks and B.C.'s endangered southern resident killer whales.

From the CBC News-2024-4-1:8:5:1




How do you save the pint from climate change?


Researchers are identifying genes in the hop plant to produce varieties that will be more resilient to climate change.

From the BBC News-2024-3-26:14:6:1




Pioneering pig-to-human kidney transplant performed in U.S.


A 62-year-man with end-stage renal disease has become the first human to receive a new kidney from a genetically modified pig, doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston announces.

From the CBC News-2024-3-21:14:6:2




Kermit the Frog honoured in new fossil find


The fossil's bug-eyed appearance reminded researchers of the famous Muppet.

From the BBC News-2024-3-21:14:6:1




Scientists say they can cut HIV out of cells


The gene-editing method used might ultimately offer a way to remove HIV, experts say.

From the BBC News-2024-3-20:8:5:1




Family research, DNA and buttons identify British-Canadian lieutenant 107 years after his death


Lt. Frank Hemsley's family thought his body was lost after he died fighting for Canada in the First World War. It took more than a century, science and a Canadian team to prove otherwise.

From the CBC News-2024-3-19:14:6:1




Frozen sperm could help bring these giant sea stars back from the brink of extinction


Melissa Torres spent her Valentine's Day helping to usher new life into the world - in the form of millions of fertilized sea star eggs.

From the CBC News-2024-3-8:20:6:1




How documenting the disappearance of the great auk led to the discovery of extinction


In the book, The Last of Its Kind: The Search for the Great Auk and the Discovery of Extinction, Gísli Pálsson retraces the journey of two English biologists who went looking for the rare great auk birds in Iceland. What they didn't find is how the world was first introduced to the idea of human-caused extinction.

From the CBC News-2024-3-8:20:6:2




Endangered sage grouse could soon disappear from the Canadian Prairies


The greater sage grouse, which once numbered in the thousands in Western Canada, is coming perilously close to extinction on the Prairies, new government research shows.

From the CBC News-2024-3-8:8:5:1




World's earliest forest discovered, scientists say


The tree fossils dating back 390 million years were found near a Butlin's holiday camp in Somerset.

From the BBC News-2024-3-7:8:5:1




Why fat Labradors can blame their genes


Scientists used the 'sausage in a box' test to find out that dogs can be a "hard-wired" for obesity.

From the BBC News-2024-3-6:20:6:1




Dinosaur-age 'nightmarish' sea lizard fossil found


Scientists believe the species hunted the oceans 66 million years ago with "teeth like knives".

From the BBC News-2024-3-5:14:6:1




Humpback whale numbers fall 20% but scientists aren't worried yet


A sprawling international study of humpback whales in the northern Pacific has found their population has shrunk significantly since 2012 - despite the once-endangered species' remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction. 

From the CBC News-2024-3-4:14:6:1




One hospital's push to bring genetic cancer testing to more Black women


Breast cancer tends to hit Black women at younger ages and be more aggressive, but they're underrepresented when it comes to genetic screening, say doctors launching an awareness campaign designed to empower Black women to learn more about it.

From the CBC News-2024-2-28:8:5:1




Fossil reveals 240 million year-old 'dragon'


A remarkably complete fossil of a bizarre Triassic reptile in unprecedented detail has been found.

From the BBC News-2024-2-23:8:5:1




UK quits treaty that lets oil firms sue government


The ECT allowed fossil-fuel companies to sue governments for billions in compensation for lost profits.

From the BBC News-2024-2-22:8:5:1




World's globetrotting animals at risk due to habitat loss, climate change


A landmark report highlights the challenges facing migratory species, and their importance in being saved from extinction.

From the CBC News-2024-2-12:8:5:2




Migrating species crucial to planet under threat


Human activity is leaving some migratory species like green turtles facing extinction, a UN report says.

From the BBC News-2024-2-12:8:5:1




Dinosaur Island: 40 years of discoveries on Skye


In 1984 the presence of dinosaur fossils in Scotland was confirmed for the first time.

From the BBC News-2024-2-10:8:5:1




Genetic genealogy is cracking cases once thought unsolvable. Not all police forces can afford to use it


New technology is allowing detectives to take DNA evidence from old cases and search for family ties online. But testing that DNA, devoting officers to the case and hiring genealogists to look for clues costs money and not all police forces have the funding.

From the CBC News-2024-2-8:8:5:1




Spider webs catch more than prey. They're also jam-packed with animal DNA


Spider webs, it turns out, trap more than unwitting bugs. The sticky surfaces also contain a bounty of genetic materials from dozens of animal species - making them a powerful tool for measuring biodiversity. 

From the CBC News-2024-2-7:20:6:1




New discoveries show early humans lived in the frigid north alongside Neanderthals


New discovery of human bones suggest that Homo sapiens were living side by side with Neanderthals in Northern Germany, 46,000 years ago. Another discovery of a stone-age ropemaking tools is shedding light on the inventive nature of these ancient humans.

From the CBC News-2024-2-2:20:6:1




Weird ancient tree from before dinosaurs found in Canadian quarry


Forests of giant, scaly-stemmed club mosses once rose from ancient swamps in Atlantic Canada. But fossils found in a New Brunswick quarry show some trees that grew among them were even stranger - more like the truffula trees in Dr. Seuss books than any tree that exists today.

From the CBC News-2024-2-2:14:6:1




Jewish people offered gene test for cancer risk


NHS England says it wants to test 30,000 Jewish people over the next two years for faulty BRCA genes.

From the BBC News-2024-2-1:8:5:2




Gene therapy blocks painful hereditary disorder


A single dose of gene therapy was enough to stop the painful swelling attacks caused by angiodema.

From the BBC News-2024-2-1:8:5:1




James Webb telescope captures luminous images of 19 spiral galaxies


A batch of newly released images captured by the James Webb Space Telescope show in remarkable detail 19 spiral galaxies residing relatively near our Milky Way, offering new clues on star formation as well as galactic structure and evolution.

From the CBC News-2024-1-29:20:6:1




World's first IVF rhino pregnancy 'could save species'


A fertility breakthrough offers hope for saving the northern white rhino from extinction.

From the BBC News-2024-1-24:8:5:1




New coffee genetic map promises better brews


The discovery reveals how Arabica coffee got its sweet flavour and may help future-proof the drink.

From the BBC News-2024-1-23:14:6:1




Cloned rhesus monkey created to speed medical research


Researchers say it will speed up drug testing but animal rights campaigners have grave concerns.

From the BBC News-2024-1-16:14:6:2




Cloned rhesus monkey created to speed medical research


Researchers say it will speed up drug testing but animal rights campaigners have grave concerns.

From the BBC News-2024-1-16:14:6:1




Scientists work to stop self-cloning crayfish in Burlington, Ont., pond after 1st detection in Canada


An invasive species of crayfish that reproduces by cloning itself was discovered this fall in a Burlington, Ont., pond. It was the first time the marbled crayfish has been identified in the wild in North America, and since then, a group of experts has been working to stop it from spreading.

From the CBC News-2024-1-15:8:5:1




NHS whole-gene screening helps tailor cancer care


How cutting-edge cancer genomics is now being used in mainstream cancer care.

From the BBC News-2024-1-11:8:5:1




Scientists crack mystery of how MS gene spread


The DNA of ancient cattle herders has revealed how diseases evolved in Europe over thousands of years.

From the BBC News-2024-1-10:14:6:1




Small-brained hominid species challenges human exceptionalism, says paleoanthropologist


The 2013 discovery of the largest collection of hominid fossils ever found is rewriting the origin of complex behaviours we thought were uniquely human, says a renowned paleoanthropologist.

From the CBC News-2024-1-5:20:6:1




Health Canada approves Pfizer's gene therapy for treatment of hemophilia


Pfizer said on Wednesday that Canada's health regulator approved its gene therapy for the treatment of a rare inherited bleeding disorder called hemophilia B ahead of a U.S. decision.

From the CBC News-2024-1-3:20:6:1




Paleontologists discover rare fossils of a Cretaceous-era lizard near Grande Prairie, Alta.


Fossils of smaller animals such as lizards are found infrequently, scientists say. The discovery may help paleontologists better understand what prehistoric environment in the Grande Prairie region looked like.

From the CBC News-2024-1-3:14:6:1




Colossal pliosaur sea monster skull on display in Dorset


After being shown off by Sir David Attenborough in his latest BBC show, the pliosaur fossil can now be seen at a Dorset museum.

From the BBC News-2024-1-2:8:5:1




Young-onset dementia risk increased by Vitamin D deficiency and depression, study says


A major study has identified 15 risk factors for young-onset dementia, not all of which are genetic.

From the BBC News-2023-12-26:14:6:1




A mysterious respiratory illness is affecting dogs, but tests show no new pathogens: U.S. officials


Common causes of canine infectious respiratory disease found in genetic sequencing in wave of infections that have alarmed pet owners, agriculture officials say.

From the CBC News-2023-12-22:14:6:1




DNA sleuths solve mystery of the 2,000-year old corpse


Research on a skeleton dug up during road works have shed light on the history of Roman Britain.

From the BBC News-2023-12-19:14:6:1




Colonialism contributed to extinction of woolly dogs valued by Indigenous people, study suggests


For thousands of years, a breed of white wooly dog played an important and pampered role for Coast Salish people on North America's west coast, but when colonists moved in the animal quickly became extinct, a new study says.

From the CBC News-2023-12-18:8:5:1




How bio detectives track a salmonella outbreak


When there's a salmonella outbreak, scientists do genetic sequencing on bacteria samples from infected patients and bacteria of the contaminated food product. If there is a match, it can help determine the source of the foodborne illness. Correction: A previous title on the video suggested that the B.C. Centre for Disease Control lab discovered the salmonella outbreak linked to cantaloupe. In fact, the BCCDC was part of a number of labs to track the outbreak.

From the CBC News-2023-12-14:14:6:1




Meet the bio detectives who found the cantaloupe salmonella outbreak


Teams of scientists worked behind the scenes to sequence genes of pathogens, concluding that the current deadly outbreak was caused by eating cantaloupe contaminated with unique strains of salmonella.

From the CBC News-2023-12-14:8:5:1




Pliosaur discovery: Huge sea monster emerges from Dorset cliffs


Scientists marvel at the fossilised head of an underwater 'killing machine' from the Jurassic.

From the BBC News-2023-12-10:8:5:1




Tyrannosaur's last meal was two baby dinosaurs


Remains of baby dinosaurs inside another dinosaur reveal what a young predator ate 75m years ago.

From the BBC News-2023-12-9:8:5:1




Young tyrannosaur found with baby dinosaurs in its stomach


Scientists have made a rare and extraordinary fossil find in Alberta: a young tyrannosaur, with remains of baby dinosaurs in its stomach.

From the CBC News-2023-12-8:14:6:1




'It scared the hell out of me,' says lead plaintiff in proposed class-action suit over data breach at 23andMe


Genetic testing company 23andMe, which is the subject of a proposed class-action lawsuit in Canada, says a data breach may have affected millions more customers than initially believed. The B.C. man who is the lead plaintiff says the company didn't do enough to protect customers.

From the CBC News-2023-12-6:8:5:2




Proposed class-action lawsuit over 23andMe data breach


The genetic testing company 23andMe says hackers gained access to the profiles of millions of its users in October. Now, some customers are involved in a proposed class-action lawsuit against the company.

From the CBC News-2023-12-6:8:5:1




Co-operation may be as inherent to human nature as conflict. Just look at bonobos


Violence between rival factions has long been a part of human evolution, going all the way back to our chimpanzee ancestors. But another of our distant relatives, it turns out, are downright collaborative.

From the CBC News-2023-11-21:8:5:1




World-first gene therapy for 2 blood disorders - sickle cell and thalassemia - approved


Britain's medical regulator has announced it's authorized a gene therapy for sickle-cell disease and another type of inherited blood disorder for patients aged 12 and over.

From the CBC News-2023-11-16:14:6:1




Casgevy: UK approves gene-editing drug for sickle cell


Medical regulators approve a gene therapy that aims to cure sickle cell disease and beta thalassemia.

From the BBC News-2023-11-16:8:5:1




Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Indians who need $2.1m drug to fight a rare disease


Most people with rare genetic diseases are unable to access life-saving medicines due to high costs.

From the BBC News-2023-11-5:20:6:1




Alberta paleontologists studying rare horse and camel fossils


Fossils found in a gravel pit at Big Stone offer a glimpse into a little-known time in Alberta's prehistory, scientists say.

From the CBC News-2023-10-24:14:6:1




A new book lays out why women's bodies may have driven evolution


Writer Cat Bohannon's book brings together a wealth of science that's filling in some blanks in our previous male-centric picture of human evolution.

From the CBC News-2023-10-13:20:6:1




Gene-edited pig kidney keeps monkey alive for 2 years. Could it one day help transplant patients?


Genetically engineered pig organs now show long-term survival in monkeys, a scientific advance that could some day help people waiting for a transplant.

From the CBC News-2023-10-12:8:5:1




Bird flu: Scientists see gene editing hope for immune chickens


Researchers have developed gene-edited chickens that are partially resistant to bird flu.

From the BBC News-2023-10-10:14:6:1




Pressure on nature threatens many flowering plants with extinction


Almost half the world's known flowering plants could be threatened by extinction, scientists warn.

From the BBC News-2023-10-10:8:5:1




Canada's biggest and best triceratops skull on display in Alberta


Found in southern Alberta in an area where dinosaur fossils are uncommon, "Calli" is the Royal Tyrrell Museum's third largest dinosaur skull.

From the CBC News-2023-10-5:20:6:1




Long-necked marine reptile from 80 million years ago could become B.C.'s fossil emblem


A large, fierce-looking marine reptile with a mouthful of pointy teeth that made its home about 80 million years ago in Vancouver Island waters could soon become British Columbia's official fossil emblem.

From the CBC News-2023-10-5:8:5:1




Blanding's turtles at risk of extinction in Kanata in next few years, study finds


New research suggests an Ottawa-area freshwater turtle is under threat of extinction within the next few years due to the mass urban growth near its habitat in Kanata's South March Highlands.

From the CBC News-2023-9-28:8:5:1




Nature crisis: One in six species at risk of extinction in Great Britain


The loss of Britain's wildlife is outpacing efforts to conserve and protect nature, a major report reveals.

From the BBC News-2023-9-27:20:6:1




Google DeepMind AI speeds up search for disease genes


Google DeepMind has used its technology to identify parts of human DNA that might cause diseases.

From the BBC News-2023-9-19:14:6:1




Dolly the sheep creator Ian Wilmut dies aged 79


Creating the world's first cloned mammal was arguably one of the 20th Century's top scientific feats.

From the BBC News-2023-9-11:14:6:1




Dolly the sheep creator Ian Wilmut dies aged 79


Creating the world's first cloned mammal was arguably one of the 20th Century's top scientific feats.

From the BBC News-2023-9-11:14:6:2




How scientists are trying to save Canada's canola crops


Persistent drought is killing canola crops in southern Alberta, but a scientist at the University of Calgary thinks he's found a solution. CBC's Nick Purdon goes to the prairies to learn more about the gene-editing breakthrough and what it could mean for the future of farming.

From the CBC News-2023-9-11:14:6:3




Invasive species are costing us dearly, both in terms of dollars and biodiversity


In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the financial and ecological costs of invasive species and why Vancouver's architecture is poorly suited to a warming planet.

From the CBC News-2023-9-8:8:5:1




Claws and effect: Birds talented with their talons share common ancient ancestor


A study from the University of Alberta, which relied on images gathered from birders on the internet, examines the evolution of more than 1,000 bird species - namely their feet.

From the CBC News-2023-8-30:8:5:1




Researchers discover thousands of dinosaur footprints in Alaska


Dustin Stewart has been obsessed with dinosaurs since he was nine years old. But he never dreamed he'd grow up to study 70-million-year-old footprints in Alaska.

From the CBC News-2023-8-23:20:6:1




New test could speed up child illness diagnosis


Looking at gene patterns in blood could reduce the overuse of antibiotics, say researchers.

From the BBC News-2023-8-21:8:5:1




Canadian dairy cows among first in world bred to belch less methane


The arrival of commercially available genetics to produce dairy cattle that emit less methane could help reduce one of the biggest sources of the potent greenhouse gas, scientists and cattle industry experts say.

From the CBC News-2023-8-8:14:6:1




Marine reptile skeleton dating back to age of dinosaurs discovered in southern Manitoba


Researchers in southern Manitoba have made a rare discovery of a fossilized skeleton belonging to a roughly 83-million-year-old mosasaur, a type of marine reptile.

From the CBC News-2023-8-4:8:5:1




World's oldest jellyfish? Fossils found in Canada are 1st of their kind


When did jellies start swimming through the sea as jellyfish? Scientists say fossils found in Canada's Burgess Shale are the oldest jellyfish of their kind ever found.

From the CBC News-2023-8-2:8:5:1




Investigators doing DNA testing on human remains recovered from Titan submersible


Investigators in the United States are trying to figure out whose remains they have in their possession, as part of the massive investigation into the Titan submersible implosion.

From the CBC News-2023-7-25:8:5:1




Fierce mammal and its dinosaur prey fossilized in volcanic eruption


A badger-like mammal died while chomping into the ribs of a hapless horned plant-eating dinosaur struggling to escape more than 100 million years ago. The pair were perfectly preserved, still locked in combat, in 'China's dinosaur Pompeii,' researchers report.

From the CBC News-2023-7-18:14:6:1




Testing begins in Orkney for breast cancer gene variant


Islanders on Westray were told of a genetic variant linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

From the BBC News-2023-7-3:8:5:1




Humans hundreds of times 'deadlier' than sharks


We exploit around a third of wild animals for own own uses, putting almost half at risk of extinction.

From the BBC News-2023-6-30:8:5:1




The quest to grow the perfect strawberry


Gene editing is being introduced which could improve the flavour and growing time for British strawberries.

From the BBC News-2023-6-30:8:5:2




Isle of Wight: New dinosaur species discovered


The giant armoured creature, named Vectipelta barretti, dates back between 66 and 145 million years.

From the BBC News-2023-6-16:8:5:1




Genome that includes more ethnicities could lead to better diagnosis, treatment


Scientists last year finished the momentous task of completely mapping the human genome. But that map was based on just a few individuals and didn't capture the diversity of the human population. Now, scientists have released a more diverse reference genome.

From the CBC News-2023-6-13:8:5:1




Kenya sickle cell: Fighting to dispel the myths around the disease


Kenyan Lea Kilenga Bey campaigns for better treatment for those who have the genetic disease.

From the BBC News-2023-6-12:8:5:1




New cat contraception method using gene therapy could help manage feral populations


Controlling feral cat populations is controversial and often involves capturing, surgically sterilizing and releasing the animals, which is complex and expensive. U.S. scientists have developed a new method for cat contraception that involves a single injection of a gene that prevents cat eggs from maturing.

From the CBC News-2023-6-9:20:6:1




How do you track biodiversity loss? Check air filters, say scientists


A new study shows air filtering systems across the world have been collecting DNA from wildlife for decades, which could be used to help researchers identify and quantify biodiversity.

From the CBC News-2023-6-5:14:6:1




Conservationists tackle decline of Scottish coastal species


A £6.5m scheme to help prevent the extinction of priority species in Scotland has been launched.

From the BBC News-2023-6-3:20:6:1




Researchers find oldest evidence of the plague in Britain


Scientists discover 4,000-year-old plague DNA - the oldest evidence of the disease in Britain.

From the BBC News-2023-5-31:8:5:1




B.C. initiative aims to expand genetic screening for Ashkenazi Jewish people at risk of hereditary cancers


An imminent pilot project will study the prevalence of the BRCA mutations among Ashkenazi Jewish peoples in B.C. and aims to offer free, voluntary genetic testing to everyone with that heritage.

From the CBC News-2023-5-28:20:6:1




A new DNA tool helped crack a Montreal cold case. It could help solve others


From the CBC News-2023-5-27:20:6:1




This Dubai lab clones prized camels


Camel cloning is emerging as a big business in Dubai, where the animals are cherished and can earn huge sums in beauty and racing contests. The Reproductive Biotechnology Centre in Dubai replicates a few dozen camels a year - but the process is time-consuming with low success rates.

From the CBC News-2023-5-26:8:5:1




How a family's persistence and new DNA testing solved a Quebec cold case after nearly 50 years


From the CBC News-2023-5-24:8:5:1




Biodiversity: Almost half of animals in decline, research shows


A study led by Queen's University Belfast finds 48% of species are undergoing population declines.

From the BBC News-2023-5-23:14:6:1




Offer gene test to stroke patients, NHS told


A DNA test can show who would benefit from a drug to prevent future brain-clot damage, new guidelines say.

From the BBC News-2023-5-19:8:5:1




Updated DNA map better reflects human diversity


Researchers produce a new version of the human genome that could improve medical treatments.

From the BBC News-2023-5-10:14:6:1




You may soon be eating more gene-edited food with Canada's updated seed rules


Organic farmers say Canada's relaxed guidelines welcome genetically modified seeds and leave them no room to opt out, while biotech developers applaud the change, saying it will help farmers increase crop yields in the face of food insecurity and climate change.

From the CBC News-2023-5-10:8:5:1




Baby born from three people's DNA in UK first


Most of the baby's DNA comes from their two parents, with a small percentage from a donor.

From the BBC News-2023-5-9:20:6:2




Baby born from three people's DNA in UK first


Most of the baby's DNA comes from their two parents, with a small percentage from a donor.

From the BBC News-2023-5-9:20:6:1




Woman's DNA discovered in 20,000 year old deer-tooth pendant


Scientists think the amulet absorbed DNA from contact with the skin of the person who wore it. That DNA tells them it was a woman related to people who lived across northern Eurasia.

From the CBC News-2023-5-8:8:5:1




Is coffee good or bad for you? That may depend on your genes


Coffee - more specifically, caffeine - can be a great way to feel more alert and awake. But what else is that cup of coffee doing to our health?

From the CBC News-2023-5-6:8:5:1




Scotland's wildcat on brink of extinction - research


NatureScot warned there are likely too few pure-bred Scottish wildcats for the population to be viable.

From the BBC News-2023-5-4:8:5:1




Meet the 'previvors': Women who have an increased risk for cancer


What would you do if you found out you had a hereditary gene that increased your risk for cancer? For some individuals, it's a difficult decision. For others, preventative surgeries are the only option.

From the CBC News-2023-4-22:14:6:1




Genetic testing for Alzheimer's is on the rise. But what happens when the results are dire?


Millions of people are expected to test for Alzheimer's in the coming years, yet few support services are available to help people deal with the implications of at-home genetic testing.

From the CBC News-2023-4-21:14:6:1




Biodiversity targets may be slipping out of reach - study


Ambitious targets to halt the decline in nature may already be slipping out of reach, research suggests.

From the BBC News-2023-4-18:20:6:1




Why plant native seeds in your backyard? This B.C. ethnobotanist explains


An ethnobotanist from Nelson, B.C., is encouraging more people to plant native seeds, saying native plants leads to better pollination, and increased genetic variability and resilience among local ecosystems.

From the CBC News-2023-4-17:8:5:2




Orkney cancer gene: My mum died not knowing she had it


Tanya Ellis was tested for the Orkney gene mutation after her mother was one of the first to have it identified.

From the BBC News-2023-4-17:8:5:1




Thousands receive diagnosis after 60 new diseases found


Study analysed the DNA of families with unexplained, severe development disorders.

From the BBC News-2023-4-15:20:6:1




Palm trees in Vancouver? Florida's climate in Burnaby? Plant fossils suggest region once had a warmer climate


Paleobotanists and climatologists have identified the plant fossils unearthed at Simon Fraser University's construction site in the late 1960s, which they say allude to a much hotter climate around the coastal B.C. area around 40 million years ago.

From the CBC News-2023-4-15:14:6:1