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An epigenetic key to unlock behaviour change

When it comes to behaviour, researchers have moved beyond the “nature versus nurture” debate. It’s understood that genes and environment…

CIFAR fellows part of first gravitational wave detection of colliding neutron stars

The observations have given astronomers an unprecedented opportunity For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves from the…

The tangled roots of populism

By now, the rise of populism is clear. Populist parties have moved from the fringes into the mainstream across Europe,…

Paper sheds new light on genetic risk factors for breast cancer

Although we know of about 100 genes that play a role in breast cancer, the majority of genetic factors in…

Maclean’s: It’s time for a bold new vision for Canadian fundamental science

Opinion: Much of the Naylor report discussion has focussed on funding. But Canada also needs to overhaul its fundamental research enterprise