Genomics Blog
Posted on: August 27, 2014 1:58 PM
Skyler the blue lobster
Besides being the first day of school in many places, the other big news today is that 14 year old Meghan LaPlante caught a blue lobster in her trap, named it Skyler, and saved it from the cooking pot by donating it to the University of Maine’s...
Posted on: August 24, 2014 9:18 AM
Why? Variety in dogs, similarities in cats
I have always been curious about why members of the cat family, Felidae, all seem very similar. The eyes, the nose, the ears and even some behaviours are remarkably the same. It doesn't matter whether it's a small domestic cat or a big wild cat,...
Posted on: August 18, 2014 3:03 PM
An Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins: a review
In a research report that I submitted to San Diego State University in 1987, I noted that leaders in gifted education advocate that “required readings must include biographies of great men and women as it relates to the burdens of giftedness...
Livestock Blog
Posted on: August 22, 2014 3:41 PM
Preliminary results promising in beef genomics project
Alberta researchers are starting to get some promising results back from a five year study aiming to improve molecular breeding values and show how genomics can be used by beef producers to make...
Posted on: August 22, 2014 3:41 PM
Preliminary results promising in beef genomics project
Alberta researchers are starting to get some promising results back from a five year study aiming to improve molecular breeding values and show how genomics can be used by beef producers to make better breeding decisions. University of Alberta...
Posted on: August 14, 2014 5:03 PM
Saving heritage breeds preserves valuable traits and culture
Early in June, I booked into a bed and breakfast near Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan to work on a new writing project. The journey there ended up being a little more dramatic than I wanted – my Chevy Tracker lost a wheel on the highway near Kyle,...
Posted on: August 8, 2014 2:32 PM
University of Alberta to honour beef researcher
Next week the University of Alberta is honouring Dr. Roy Berg, a man who changed Alberta’s cattle industry, by re-naming the Kinsella Ranch after him. Berg conducted research at the ranch from 1960 to 1988. His research proved the value of...
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