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From mutation to malformation: Developmental syndromes

On Sept. 12, Soup and Science featured some of the cutting-edge developmental biology research going on at McGill. Over an egg salad sandwich and a bowl of chicken soup, The McGill Tribune met Loydie Jerome-Majewska, pediatrics professor and medical scientist, to hear about her research regarding developmental syndromes. Between two and three per cent of children… Keep Reading

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Reaching the limits of the human lifespan

The longest any human being has ever lived was 122 years. Jeanne Calment of France, who rode a bicycle until age 100, passed away in 1997. Since then, no one has been recorded to live past 120 years. A paper published in the Oct. 2016 issue of Nature claims to have found an age limit to… Keep Reading

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All for one and one for all

The origin of life on Earth remains a heavily researched topic in evolutionary biology. Among the myriad of questions yet to be answered is how simple, single-celled organisms evolved to be complex and multicellular. While the mechanism for this phenomenon has been elucidated in plants and fungi, little is known about the evolution of multicellularity… Keep Reading

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