In photos: Ahead of Russia’s election, it’s Vladimir Putin’s billboards that do the talking
The incumbent is seen but seldom heard; his rivals, meanwhile, are hitting the campaign trail. But toward what end? The country is preparing for the continuation of the Putin era, while the West braces for a more aggressive Moscow
DNA on drugs: How genetic tests could make prescriptions more precise
It’s well known that different people can react differently to the same drug, with some patients feeling no effect – and some experiencing unwanted, even fatal, reactions. Now that reading patients’ DNA has become cheap and easy, pressure is mounting to make gene-guided prescriptions a regular part of publicly funded medicine
Cracks in the code: Why mapping your DNA may be less reliable than you think
The Personal Genome Project was supposed to revolutionize medicine, but the results reveal how much we still have to learn. Carolyn Abraham looks at the risk of misleading results as DNA testing enters mainstream medicine
Canada sending up to 250 soldiers to join UN peacekeeping mission in Mali
The deployment will help fulfill a peacekeeping pledge that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made last November. It will be the first Canadian peacekeeping mission in Africa since the early 1990s when troops were deployed in Rwanda and Somalia.