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Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives and Our Lives Change Our Genes

A review of Sharon Moalem’s recent book Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives. He takes us on a quick journey through our genome and presents the idea of ‘flexible inheritance’. 

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A review of Sharon Moalem’s recent book Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives. He takes us on a quick journey through our genome and presents the idea of ‘flexible inheritance’.
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I'm thinking woo here. Yes, woo... All the way.
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April 21 is DNA Day in Canada! 

Connect with Canadian experts to learn more about genetics. Submit your questions by visiting the website and then join us on Tuesday, April 21 for a full day of chats with experts. 
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Noon in Banff and not a tourist in sight.

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and not a tourist in sight. It's a bit of a shoulder season between the winter sports and the summer activities. This will look very dfferent on a weekend in the summer. When I'm not dodging traffic, you can find me on Twitter
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+Tom Nathe I always feel bad for the tourists on those totally overcast days. I know for some, they have spent a lot of money to get there and then have no idea what they are missing.

I once drove on a road near Seattle in a fog and was convinced that my vehicle was about to die as it slowed down to a crawl. I was on the road a couple of years later and realized that it was an incredibly steep pass. No wonder I had such problems.

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Planning for DNA Day - an opportunity for interviewing experts

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Many schools set up ‘expert days’ to allow their students to interact with scientists and community leaders. DNA Day in Canada, April 21, 2015, is a national expert day for schools.
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Gearing up for DNA Day – Five big questions

Preparing for DNA Day? This year, we not only asked five big questions about DNA, we also delved through previous chat logs and our blogs to supply you with additional expert answers and great resources.

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Preparing for DNA Day? We not only asked five big questions about DNA, we also delved through previous chat logs and our blogs to supply you with additional expert answers and great resources.
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Perfect Stranger
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It is still winter in my part of the world, and work is keeping me in doors. However, I can be easily distracted. Seeing this one red flower with the fringed petals in a group of pink and yellow tulips with smooth edges, it was the perfect stranger to redirect my attention. When I am on topic, you can find me on Twitter
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Right on Time
Each year at this time I try to photograph my first sighting of the wild flower Prairie Crocus - Anemone patens . It is also know as a pasque flower as it arrives right around Easter. Once again this year, it is right on time.

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Each year at this time I try to photograph my first sighting of the wild flower Prairie Crocus - Anemone patens . It is also know as a pasque flower as it arrives right around Easter. Once again this year, it is right on time. When I'm not looking for wild flowers, you can find me on Twitter
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A great start to the season
My first big hike of the season What a great day!
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It has not been a great winter for skiing and snowshoeing - too little snow. But with cleats on our boots, it was an awesome start to hiking season walking up Fanff's Sulphur Mountain. When I'm not out there hiking, you can find me on Twitter
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Sunny day for a short hike in the Mountains
 
We hiked up to Grassi Lake in the afternoon and found we were the only ones at the lakes. What a great day!
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We hiked up to Grassi Lake in the afternoon and found we were the only ones at the lakes. What a great day! When I'm not on the trails, you can find me on Twitter
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Daylight Saving or Daylight Savings? Whatever!

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It's here this weekend and I'm glad! It doesn't mean that winter is over, but pretty darn close! Water collects here in the spring and disappears over the summer. It is a frozen sheet of ice right now. All four seasons, you can find me on Twitter
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Why we care about the genome of the Naked Mole Rat

I'm taking an interesting course through +FutureLearn #FLgenesBath and the Naked Mole Rat was discussed. Here was may take on it when the genome was sequenced.
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In support of the scientific method

Some have questioned the role of the scientific method in science education. This is a response to those concerns.

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Some have questioned the role of the scientific method in science education. This is a response to those concerns.
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  • San Diego State University
    M.A., 1987
  • University of Calgary
    B.Sc., 1968 M.Sc., 1970
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