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How to start a company during a pandemic

This article was originally written for Genome Alberta’s Genomics Blog. The pandemic has put significant pressure on many small businesses and startups around the world. But for a group of student entrepreneurs, COVID-19 has actually opened up a lot of

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Guest Post

Edmonton Biotech Working on Vaccine

This article was originally written for Genome Alberta’s Genomics Blog. Researchers, companies, and academic institutions around the world are working on a vaccine for COVID-19 and Canadians are well-positioned to be among the leaders. One of those companies is the

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OLS Canmore iGEM 2018
Profiles

Canmore High Schoolers are Sorting Plastic with Biology

Climate change is a hot topic recently (pun not intended). I think the next generation of young innovators is becoming increasingly aware of how we’re affecting our environment. So I don’t think it’s a coincidence that all three high school

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NDC High River iGEM Team 2018
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High River Teens are Fighting Fatbergs

High schools have to be resourceful. Not all of them have access to a nearby university to gain access to things like autoclaves, centrifuges, and shaking incubators. That didn’t stop the Notre Dame Collegiate high school iGEM team in High

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Photo credit: UAlberta iGEM 2018
Profiles

Saving the Bees with UAlberta Undergrads

I have a love-hate relationship with bugs. I know they’re super important to the ecosystem, but I just cannot stand being anywhere near them. For example, I saw a spider in my house the other day and now I’m a

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