January 19, 2019 - 13 Shvat 5779

Canada

The dark side of DNA testing

"There is less control over DNA privacy than Facebook privacy," says Prof. Julia Creet.

Russian-born scientist named head of AI at SickKids

On Jan. 15, Toronto’s renowned Hospital for Sick Children announced the appointment of Dr. Anna Goldenberg as its first chair in biomedical informatics and artificial intelligence. It’s believed that SickKids is the first children’s hospital in North America to have such a position.

Israel

Israeli irrigation company to be listed on TSX

Later this month, Irri-Al-Tal, an Israeli irrigation company, will debut with a listing on the TSX Venture Exchange under the name Water Ways Technology.

International

The Forward is ending its print edition, laying off 20 per...

The Forward will be ending its print run more than 120 years after it first began publication in 1897.

Business

Free Loan nears 100K mark, but wants to reach more

As of Dec. 31, the HFLA had extended a total of 99,157 interest-free loans worth just under $136 million since it was founded in 1911. In terms of the number of loans it has given out, the non-profit organization ranks fourth among global Jewish free loan associations, after Tel Aviv, New York and Los Angeles.

Health

Boy gets life-altering surgery thanks to Ontario’s new program for cerebral...

Ontario now provides the opportunity for children who meet the eligibility criteria to undergo SDR surgery, and Ben Shwarzman was one of the first to take advantage of it.

Man credits help, Judaism in overcoming mental illness

Alex Rose profiles Jobim Novak, a young man who has overcome his mental health struggles and is now an ambassador for the Bell Let's Talk initiative.

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