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Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

WASHINGTON — Scientists are expanding the genetic code of life, using man-made DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria — and new research shows those altered microbes actually worked to produce proteins unlike those found in nature.
Auditor shrugs off N.S. premier's criticisms: 'It's business as normal for us'

Auditor shrugs off N.S. premier's criticisms: 'It's business as normal for us'

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's auditor general attached a firm figure Wednesday to how worried he is by the premier's suggestions he strayed from his mandate in a report identifying gaps in the province's health system. Michael Pickup said it was "zero.
Older Canadians forgoing retirement, working through golden years: census

Older Canadians forgoing retirement, working through golden years: census

TORONTO — The three months of Bill VanGorder's retirement were among the longest of his career.
Education rates, commute times and time at work all growing, census shows

Education rates, commute times and time at work all growing, census shows

OTTAWA — Canadians are putting in more effort in the classroom, additional time on the job and extra teeth-gnashing minutes on the road getting to and from work, Statistics Canada says in the latest — and last — batch of numbers from the 2016 census.

Inquest hears of teen's drug use before his death at Saskatoon youth centre

SASKATOON — An inquest into the death of a 17-year-old boy who was being held at a Saskatoon youth centre has heard that the day before he died, the teen had told a nurse about using crystal meth in his cell.

Highlights: Statistics Canada's final release of 2016 census data

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada issued its sixth and final batch of 2016 census numbers Wednesday, this one focused on education, labour, journey to work, language of work and mobility and migration.

The 10 most common occupations in Canada last year, according to 2016 census

OTTAWA — The top 10 occupations in Canada last year for men and women, according to the 2016 census: WOMEN 1. Retail salespersons 2. Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses 3. Cashiers 4. Elementary school and kindergarten teachers 5.
Capsule for fecal transplant as good as colonoscopy to treat C. difficile: study

Capsule for fecal transplant as good as colonoscopy to treat C. difficile: study

TORONTO — When it comes to treating Clostridium difficile with a fecal transplant — yes, human poop — swallowing a frozen capsule appears to have far less of an "ick factor" and works as well as delivering the therapy via colonoscopy, researchers say
Iran challenges taboos on discussing sex as HIV rate rises

Iran challenges taboos on discussing sex as HIV rate rises

TEHRAN, Iran — In a square in a poor eastern Tehran neighbourhood known for its drug addicts and dealers, psychologist Atefeh Azimi draws another drop of blood from a worried passer-by's finger.
Workers to get right to refuse unsafe work as Alberta overhauls workplace rules

Workers to get right to refuse unsafe work as Alberta overhauls workplace rules

EDMONTON — Workers would have the right to refuse dangerous work under new job site rules proposed by the Alberta government.