genetics


Alcohol intolerance

Most individuals drink alcohol and experience a rather balanced mix of pleasant and unpleasant effects. However, some individuals have alcohol intolerance – colloquially known as…


The second impact

The ubiquitous Cavendish banana is on its last leg due to the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum. The fungus causes a condition called Panama disease and…


Genetic modification is now

Early in 2015, the Manitoban’s science and technology editor Chantelle Dubois wrote a piece on the future of creating designer babies – children born with…


Three’s a crowd

Recently, parliament’s upper house in the United Kingdom passed a law which allows for the mitochondrial DNA of a donor to be used as therapy…


Revitalizing cultured cells

Researchers from Stanford University have developed a way to extend the life of human cells grown in culture. The technique is a quick and efficient…


Ethics of gene selection

Recent developments in the field of genetics have made it possible to precisely edit DNA in mice, creating the need for a discussion of the…


Malaria resistance

A rise in the resistance of treatment in malaria parasites recently prompted scientists to investigate further into the cause. As a result, scientists have discovered…


You Reap What You Sow

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are among the most hotly debated issues in science currently. On Wednesday, the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty seminar series presented “Genetic…