Posted on: July 18, 2014 2:01 PM
Science provides clues to origins and evolution of zoonotics
Zoonotic diseases have been infecting people for a long time.
European researchers recently found the genome of a brucellosis-causing bacterium in a 700-year-old human skeleton in Italy, Science World Report notes. Brucellosis infects several...
Posted on: July 11, 2014 3:43 PM
Researchers sequence sheep genome
The sheep industry is no stranger to genomics.
Scientists recently weaved together the sheep genome, an accomplishment that should speed the discovery of important production traits.
DNA includes four different bases, labelled A’s, C’s, G...
Posted on: July 4, 2014 2:12 PM
When it comes to animal welfare, pork producers stuck between rock and hard place
Many livestock producers find themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place these days.
Take pork production. These days pork producers are trying to balance the need to produce pork efficiently enough to feed a booming population with concerns...