Genomics Blog
Posted on: August 27, 2015 5:12 PM
The Cure for Genetic Data's Dark Side
A direct-to-consumer genetic testing service called 23andMe came under fire recently because of a DNA profiling app. While there are many ways to discriminate using genetic information, that’s not the only dark side to genetic data. Here are...
Posted on: August 19, 2015 9:12 AM
Gut Microbiome and Backyard Chickens
I was talking to someone recently about backyard chickens. The topic came up because there was a newspaper article about an increased chance of exposure to Salmonella from handling chickens. It reminded me that early in my teaching career, a fairly...
Posted on: August 12, 2015 8:19 AM
House Guests, House Pests – a review
In the late 1940s when computers filled the room with blinking lights, noise and lots of heat, one of the duties of the computer operator before running a program was to take off the panels and flush out the moths that had worked their way into the...
Livestock Blog
Posted on: July 28, 2015 12:38 PM
David Bailey interview on 770 News Radio
The successful applicants in the 2014 LSARP competition were announced in Saskatoon on July 21st and two of the projects submitted through Genome Alberta were successful. One is a project led by Genome...
Posted on: August 27, 2015 6:34 PM
Turning livestock genetics towards curing human diseases in the most unexpected way
For generations, farmers have been focused on improving livestock for better yields per animal. They’ve also worked hard to ensure that more animals survive various environmental threats, from diseases to droughts. Their noble fight has always...
Posted on: August 14, 2015 8:11 AM
Raising a glass to yeast, hops and the genomic mysteries of beer
Piety and warmongering aside, the European monks of the Middle Ages are known for the richness of their artistry, music and food – most notably cheeses, wine, spirits and beer. In their quest for crafting and preserving beer, it would seem that...
Posted on: July 31, 2015 5:04 PM
Beating the heat: genetically turning Black Angus into white clones
While deniers insist climate change isn’t a black and white issue, ranchers and scientists are addressing it exactly that starkly. They’re busy turning Black Angus white. Not this Black Angus, mind you.... ...but this kind of Black Angus....
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