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Eighty-five per cent of Ontarians support organ donation, but only one-third have opted in under the current system. (Shutterstock)

An opt-out organ donor system could address Canada’s shortage of organs for transplant

Thousands of Canadians are on waiting lists for life-saving organ transplants. An opt-out organ donor system, like the one Nova Scotia is implementing, could reduce avoidable deaths and suffering.
Society has long treated people with extra limbs as anatomical oddities. But having an extra body part or organ is surprisingly common and many people don’t know they have them. Ddicksson/Wikimedia Commons

An extra organ or body part is more common than you think

Most people don't know if they have a hidden extra organ. But they're surprisingly common and often harmless.
Mirror, mirror … Dabarti CGI

How long until we can print human faces in the lab?

Face transplants are one of the great leaps forward of 21st-century medicine. But soon they may not be necessary.

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