Genomics Blog
Posted on: July 20, 2016 3:45 PM
Precision medicine: parallels in education?
We were discussing a recent blog on Farnam Street titled 'Our Genes and Our Behavior'. The author, through an interview or discussion with renowned psychologist Robert Plomin, makes some interesting conjectures regarding educators and the use of...
Posted on: July 4, 2016 8:21 AM
Cattle Genome Research Leads the Way with DNA
For many people, their first brush with DNA was Jurassic Park. Today, areas of life untouched by genetics are rarer than a dinosaur petting zoo. A perfect example is the Genome Alberta project to develop more accurate genomically-enhanced breeding...
Posted on: June 29, 2016 2:02 PM
Why visit Botanical Gardens this Summer?
Now that the summer is here, we will have a lot more time for enjoying the outdoors, and public gardens are of especial interest to many of us. Even though it is a very short season in Alberta, we have many superb gardens that enhance our enjoyment...
Livestock Blog
Posted on: May 5, 2016 8:23 AM
Protecting Pigs and Profits with Genomics Technology
With humans, illness may just keep us home from work for a day or two (or three if we still have sick time to use). For pigs on the other hand, disease is often debilitating or fatal, and too much...
Posted on: July 4, 2016 7:35 AM
Genome Project Seeks the Low Down on High Health Pigs
Have you ever taken great pains to avoid a cold, only to be the target of a co-worker’s germs? Imagine how a pig feels. Not only are they vulnerable to a number of diseases, but their buddies won’t even cover their mouths when they sneeze...
Posted on: June 29, 2016 5:31 PM
Overlooked upside to GMOs could help save millions of humans lives
In the ongoing public debate over the safety of genetically-modified foods, including livestock and the foods they feed upon, few stop to think how genetically-modified foods might actually save humans. Oh sure, plenty of people, including just about...
Posted on: June 1, 2016 4:24 PM
Bottom Line is Top of Mind for Genome Cattle Project
As evidenced by an Austrian study on the nature of navel fluff, not all research has practical application. Fortunately, the team behind a new Genome Alberta project has little use for navel gazing. In their quest to use genomics for developing more...
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