Posted on: May 25, 2015 9:28 AM
Genomics is taking the sting out of the bumblebee’s uncertain future
If you’ve ever followed a bumblebee in its foraging, you might conclude by its lazy, almost drunken behaviour that it hasn’t a care in the world.
But it should. Bumblebee populations, along with those of many other native pollinators are...
Posted on: April 30, 2015 12:58 PM
International consortium cracks cattle genome, builds global database
Wait?! You might say. Hadn’t we already cracked the cattle genome? Yes and no. Before we had a basic outline of the genome so yes, it was cracked, but minimally so. But now, thanks to the work of an international consortium of scientists, we...
Posted on: April 30, 2015 7:05 AM
Human genome-editing debate may prove beneficial for similar advances in livestock and crops
Here is the first post from our new blogger, Lisa Willemse. Feel free to leave some comments to welcome her to the fold and read a little bit about her background.
The spectre of undesirable inherited traits as a result of DNA disruption via genome...