Gajendran Thevakanthan

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Year in review: Breakthrough gene editor sparks ethics debate

A revolutionary gene-editing technology made headlines this year as much for the ethical and societal issues it raised as for the scientific …

Not everything stays in Vegas: Entertainment capital of the world declares syphilis outbreak

LAS VEGAS — Not everything that happens in Vegas, unfortunately, stays in Vegas. Sin City is dealing with a syphilis outbreak.<p>It’s part of a national …

Public Health

How procrastinators can get back on track in the 10 years before retirement

Canada's chartered professional accountants are so worried people aren't saving enough for retirement that they've published a kind of first-aid book for late starters.<p>The book is called <i>The Procrastinator's Guide to Retirement: How You Can Retire in 10 Years or Less</i> (CPA Canada). It was written by …

Anti-Muslim hate crimes on the rise, but bystanders sometimes stay silent

Two Muslim women are accosted and pushed on a Toronto subway. Another is assaulted and robbed after dropping off her kids off at school.<p>Incidents of …

Call for assisted dying for our young will prove most emotional, contentious: Tim Harper

OTTAWA—A joint committee dealing with the most emotional of issues to come before this Parliament has boldly opened the door to assisted dying for …

Feb. 26: Pot battles light up. Plus other letters to the editor

<i>Letters to the Editor should be exclusive to The Globe and Mail. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Try to keep letters to fewer than 150 words. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. To submit a letter by e-mail, click here:</i> …

Ontario to offer grants to cover college tuition for low-income students

Changes in student aid unveiled in the Ontario budget are the most radical shift in decades in how the province delivers loans and grants to college and university students, and show the government wants to get more low-income people into postsecondary education.<p>The government said in the budget on …

Canada comes up short at UN review of human-rights issues

<i>Alex Neve is secretary-general, Amnesty International Canada. Brenda Gunn is a member of the Indigenous Bar Association and associate professor, University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.</i><p>Some 40 indigenous leaders and activists, human rights campaigners and equality advocates travelled from all corners …

Single women are a force in society and a ghost in our culture

More women live alone than ever before, a seismic, society-changing shift. So why is this experience so culturally invisible?<p>This week’s cover of <i>New</i> …

When should you intervene when you see discrimination?

Marketplace conducts months-long investigation about racial and cultural bias<p>CBC's <i>Marketplace</i> has conducted a months-long investigation examining how …