Genomics Blog
Posted on: July 20, 2014 8:50 AM
Here is an opportunity for a Societal Impact discussion
There are several reasons why we have science education included in our school curriculums. “The senior high science programs will help all students attain the scientific awareness needed to function as effective members of society. Students...
Posted on: July 16, 2014 7:13 AM
Privacy Commissioner attempts to close back door access to Canadian's genetic information
(guest post from Alin Charriere. He holds an M.A. in Public Administration from Carleton University, and is a former policy intern with Genome Canada) For someone many thought would be hesitant to rock the boat, Canada’s new Privacy Commissioner...
Posted on: July 11, 2014 4:45 PM
Privacy Commissioner Calls upon Insurance Industry to Refrain from Asking for Genetic Test Results .... For Now
(Guest post from Maeghan Toews, GE3LS Coordinator for Genome Alberta, and a Research Associate with the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta) The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada recently released a statement on the use of...
Livestock Blog
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...
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...
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