1 in 100 blood donations in Canada have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies

Fewer than 1% of the 10,000 samples from Canadian blood donors tested positive for antibodies to the novel coronavirus, initial results show.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
July 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 canada viruses blood health-and-medicine pandemics

Inuit group in Canada’s Arctic are genetically distinct

The Nunavik Inuit in Canada are genetically distinct from all other known groups, a new study finds. Some variations put the group at risk of brain aneurysm.

McGill University • futurity
July 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: genes brains canada indigenous-people health-and-medicine

Natural selection shaped fertility for the industrial era

"The data suggest that over time, nature selected individuals who had a predisposition to invest in their children." The result? Economic growth.

Brown University • futurity
April 5, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: fertility evolution history economics canada science-and-technology society-and-culture

Missing muskrat ‘houses’ warn of habitat loss

Dwindling numbers of muskrat in North America aren't due to hunting and trapping, research shows, but rather drying delta.

Danielle Torrent Tucker-Stanford • futurity
Nov. 30, 2018 ~3 min

Tags: conservation canada rodents indigenous-people wetlands earth-and-environment

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