Every year at the end of iGEM, I always find myself sitting at the airport with a lingering warm fuzzy feeling. It’s leftover energy from the students, who spent the past four days sharing their research with the international synthetic
Innovative ideas are permeating the Alberta zeitgeist. You can see it in action at the recent INVENTURE$ conference in Calgary, which brought investors, entrepreneurs, and service providers together to create solutions for the world’s most pressing problems. Innovative ideas aren’t
A while back, I was chatting with somebody in Calgary who was trying to build software to detect heart attacks. The thing is, they don’t come from a health background: they’re trained as a software engineer. I spent some time
The phrase “genetic engineering” can sound intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help of Amino Labs, an Alberta-based startup, you can try your hand at genetic engineering without prior knowledge or training. Amino Labs is a STEM
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