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Farah Qaiser

Molecular Genetics

University of Toronto

Hi! I'm Farah. I’m a graduate student at the University of Toronto, where my research involves sequencing patient DNA to better understand complex neurological disorders. When not in the lab, I write, speak and organize various science policy, communication, and outreach initiatives - including Wikipedia editing and Edit-A-Thons to increase the coverage of women and minority scientists in the online encyclopedia.

Farah has authored 6 articles

This OB-GYN is waging war on Goop products, pseudoscience, and health misinformation

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Dr. Jen Gunter launches the Jensplaining digital series and The Vagina Bible to fight against health misinformation

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People trust scientists, says landmark survey, but there are troubling trends

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Landmark Wellcome Global Monitor report surveyed over 140,000 people in 140 countries

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Meet Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya: the Russian mathematician who pushed through the Iron Curtain

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In spite of personal tragedy, dire political circumstances and deteriorating health, her passion for mathematics burned bright

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Scientists are fostering public trust on social media, one selfie at a time

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A new study finds empirical evidence that #ScientistsWhoSelfie is an effective communication tool

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Short, glassy buildings are a bird’s worst nightmare

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Windows are a gauntlet of mirrors and invisible walls

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A new comprehensive report shows how women in STEM face huge disadvantages

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A prestigious medical journal provides overwhelming evidence for systemic barriers

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Genomics has a diversity problem. Here's how scientists are tackling it

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At ASHG, researchers are seeing that using only data from white Europeans is leading to incorrect conclusions

You should wash your rice to reduce heavy metal contamination

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Yes, washing rice involves sacrificing some of its nutritional value, but it also reduces the level of heavy metals present

Scientists tried to make knives out of frozen human poop

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They wondered: is it possible to cut animal hides with a human feces blade?

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Scientists have shown the perfect way to make pancakes, and that has huge implications

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Some science is labeled "silly" by the media and politicians, but don't be fooled — simple research is extremely important

Molly Sargen

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Listen to your parents when they tell you to tidy up: it's good for your brain

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Neuroscience and psychology findings support the KonMari Method

Ive Velikova

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Who owns your cells?

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Property rights get messy when DNA is involved

Sarah Kearns

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