Patrick Wu

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iGEM Calgary 2018
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Towards Safer Gene Therapy with Calgary Undergrads

Genetic engineering isn’t easy. Sure, modern synbio techniques are easier than techniques of yore, but there are still a lot of challenges that researchers face. Take gene therapy and precision medicine, for example. Very hot topics, because you can customize

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Alberta’s Hidden Talent Pool

Back in January of 2018, Amazon released its coveted shortlist of candidate cities for its second headquarters (HQ2). For weeks, Calgary Economic Development put their heart and soul into marketing our city. It certainly got some attention. Sidewalk chalk, hockey

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KMT Hepatech Inc.
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Spotlight: KMT Hepatech Inc.

I was fortunate enough to get a chance to sit down a while back with Svetlana Sapelnikova, the VP of Business Development Strategy at KMT Hepatech Inc. KMT is an Edmonton-based service company that was recently acquired by the PhoenixBio

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Spotlight: Cohesic Inc.

If I were a betting man, I would say that all of you know at least one person who has been affected by heart disease. After all, the World Health Organization cites cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death

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Why You Need to Pay Attention to Biotech
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Why You Need to Pay Attention to Biotech

Back in my first year of undergrad, I was trying to find a research project for the summer before I came across something called “iGEM,” which did something called “synthetic biology.” On a whim, I decided to drop by their

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Welcome, Reader!

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the

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