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How is the history of a gene determined?

While a rudimentary understanding of heritable traits is traceable as far back as biblical tales – noticeably the story of Jacob and his speckled goats in Genesis 30 & 31 – as with much else in human history, knowledge of … Continue reading

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How Bad is it Really?

An article has been buzzing around the Internet for the last few days. Entitled How Bad Is It?, the article is sometimes attributed, sometimes not, to the original author George Scialabba. He writes on the topic of the decline of … Continue reading

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Statistical Literacy (Powerpoint presentation)

Backing slides for an oral presentation on statistical literacy. In order to provide the slides on this WordPress article, I will need to upgrade to a Pro account. Since I won’t be doing that anytime soon, here’s the link to my … Continue reading

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The Changing World of the Depository Library

1. Introduction Depository libraries in Canada have to evolve if they are to remain relevant to a technology-driven world. When the Depository Services Program (DSP) started in 1927, government documents were strictly in a physical format, in monographs, books, maps … Continue reading

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