Genomics Blog
Posted on: June 23, 2015 2:11 PM
Hacking Medicine at BIO 2015
If you wanted to see one of the most energetic presentations at BIO 2015 in Philadelphia you needed to attend the Idea Design Studio Hacking Medicine session put on by MIT. Ned McCague (pictured below) led things off and continued to use his high...
Posted on: June 23, 2015 12:38 PM
Rare disease research advances, antibiotic research continues to slide
Patent filings can be an indicator of what lies ahead for the pharmaceutical industry and by extension, what drugs will be available for healthcare systems around the world. Patent information suggests that drugs for treating rare diseases are...
Posted on: June 22, 2015 7:26 AM
Digital Literacy: Skills for the Internet
I found it somewhat ironic when I read a National Post article titled “Rare flesh-eating bacteria invades Florida beaches and kills two people. Swimming puts you at risk”. Since this headline came just a day after headlines revealing that...
Livestock Blog
Posted on: February 9, 2015 11:38 AM
Unique collaboration will combat deadly disease found in pigs
The PED virus kills young piglets at an astonishing rate with a near 100% mortality rate in suckling pigs. A Canadian effort has been launched to understand and stop the disease to protect the young...
Posted on: June 30, 2015 5:21 PM
Dwarf cow’s genetic superpowers beat environmental threats
Meet the adorable looking dwarf cow. There’s a video below so you can see the diminutive creature which stands almost three feet tall, or 87 centimeters. They weigh, depending on the breed, around 250 to almost 300 pounds and yield about 5...
Posted on: June 18, 2015 9:06 AM
Bloated no more? Studies piece together wheat's genomic and gluten puzzles
On the surface, the benign-looking wheat plant would seem a very simple thing. And yet, upon its reedy stalk rests a complicated, little understood, vastly important and, if you fall in the gluten-free category, a potentially bloat-inducing food...
Posted on: May 29, 2015 1:37 PM
Embryo transfer: from livestock genetic transfer to synthetic biology in farming
Prize cattle go for big bucks at auctions precisely for their breeding value. However, no matter how perfect any given cow is, she can only produce a calf a year in the natural order of things. Historically farmers have maximized her offspring&rsquo...
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