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As humans continue to evolve on Earth, so will our impact on the Earth’s resources. One example of such evolution was recently highlighted in a study which reports a novel genetic component associated with vegetarian diet choices. Basically, the genetics of a specific food processing pathway in vegetarians seems to have evolved to accommodate for…

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BRCA mutation testing has been in the news a lot lately, and many of you are well aware that mutations in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes, which code for DNA damage repair proteins, are associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers. However, not everyone with a BRCA mutation will develop cancer, and…

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According to Statistics Canada, 27% of Canadian women are considered overweight. It has been known for some time that being overweight is linked to infertility, and women with a BMI higher than 30kg/m2 will likely take longer to conceive, if at all. The most common explanation for this is likely hormonal imbalance, which ultimately leads…

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