Our genes are stepping into the forefront of our choices. There are an increasing amount of genetic tests that can find and identify genes and chromosomes connected with diseases. En(gene)ed will explore the impacts of genetics and genetic knowledge on our lives and the lives of our children.
Deep within us are our genes. They help define who we are, what we look like and what might lie in store for our children.
This week, we're launching a new series called en(gene)ered. It looks at how we make choices relating to our genetics and genetic diseases.
We're wrapping up our series, engineered with a look to the future. More discoveries are being made into the meaning of our genes. And more questions are being raised about what that means for us ethically, politically and economically.
Here's a documentary by the CBC's Jenifer Norwell exploring what lies ahead on our genetic journey.
Genetic research may help solve Alzheimer's puzzle
The Alzheimer's Society in Sudbury has seen an increase of 15 per cent more people using their services in the last two years.
Sudbury family helps in search for autism genes
A Sudbury family is helping researchers at Queen's University in Kingston in a national study about autism. Scientists are reviewing the genetics of about 3,000 families to see if there are any genes connected to the condition.
Breast cancer gene test referrals increasing
Genetic counsellors say more people in Sudbury are getting tested for the breast cancer gene.
Sudbury woman faces challenge of getting tested for Huntington’s
Since 2009, the number of people going to Genetic Counseling Services at Health Sciences North in Sudbury has increased by about 10 per cent each year.
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