Scientists have developed a molecular “clock” that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. The research, published this week in PNAS, describes how the addition of chemical tags to DNA over time can potentially be used to screen for developmental differences and health problems in children.
The BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute offers high school students the opportunity to participate in research education events throughout the year. These events aim to inform students of exciting research discoveries and encourage careers in science and research.
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Interested in volunteering at the BC Children's Hospital Research Institute?
The research institute does not have a formal placement process for high school students but those interested can get involved in research by volunteering to work with investigators at BC Children's Hospital.
Interested students are encouraged to view the profiles of affiliated investigators and contact the research teams directly about available opportunities. Please note, for safety reasons you must be at least 16 years old to volunteer onsite.
Students interested in learning more more about research may also be interested in the following programs offered in the Lower Mainland:
- Centre for Heart Lung Innovation – Training Program
- UBC Let’s Talk Science - Lecture Series
- BC Cancer Agency – High School Internship
- Science World – Opening the Door
- StemCellTalks - Lecture Series
- Cafe Scientifique - Informal Talks
- Science in Action - Outreach Programs
- Geneskool - Workshops
- RISE - Research in Science Exhibition
- Operation Med School - Conference
- SHAD - Summer Program
- Skype a Scientist