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Big Idea: Evolution occurs at the population level.

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Li Tan (he/him)

Career Profiles

Molecular Lead

I coordinate the day-to-day operations in the DNA Extraction Lab.
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Li Tan (Video)

Career Profiles

Molecular Lead

I coordinate the day-to-day operations in the DNA Extraction Lab.
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Zoë Ehlert (Video)

Career Profiles

Manager, Marker Assisted Breeding

I lead a team that develops canola crops by breeding plants with traits we are looking for.
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Zoë Ehlert

Career Profiles

Manager, Marker Assisted Breeding

I lead a team that develops canola crops by breeding plants with traits we are looking for.
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Derek So

Career Profiles

Ph.D. Candidate (Human Genetics)

I research and study the ethics of genetically modifying humans.
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Winston Campeau

Career Profiles

Researcher - Evolutionary Processes

I use computer simulations and math to research how animals' behavior changes when their environment changes.
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Tomato Taxonomy

Backgrounders

A look at the taxonomic classification of the tomato plant and the origin, history and development of tomatoes.

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Resources on Stem Cells

STEM Explained

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to stem cells.

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Genomics Resources

STEM Explained

Resource page including articles and career profiles related to genomics.

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Where Did Viruses Come From?

STEM Explained

Viruses are not living things - so where did they come from? Scientists have proposed three different hypotheses.

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Kara Layton

Postdoctoral Fellow

Kara Layton is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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Radiation Effects on the Body

Backgrounders

This backgrounder explains the potential effects of radiation on the human body.

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Why Scientists Believe in Evolution

STEM Explained

Scientists have accumulated so much evidence in the theory of evolution that it is one of the most widely-accepted theories in science.

Arctic pack ice

Why Don't Fish Freeze in Cold Arctic Waters?

STEM Explained

Ever wonder how fish survive in the cold waters of the Arctic and Antarctic? It’s partly because of a brilliant evolutionary adaptation.

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Should Scientists Clone Extinct Species?

STEM Explained

Cloning makes it possible to bring extinct species back to life. But is that a good idea?