Genomics Blog
Posted on: April 30, 2015 7:12 AM
New addition to Genome Alberta's blogging team
There's a new face in our virtual town - Lisa Willemse will be writing for us on a regular basis. Most of her posts will appear in our Livestock blog section but with her broad experience you'll probably see some material appearing in the Genomics...
Posted on: April 29, 2015 8:39 AM
Genome Alberta Award Winners - Science Fairs 2015
Science Fair season is almost over in Alberta. The top students from the regional fairs will soon be going to the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF), which will be held this year in Fredericton, NB from May 11 to 16. It will be an exciting time for ...
Posted on: April 24, 2015 3:00 PM
LISTEN: No Beetles Allowed
The weather is warming up and many of you will soon be heading out to your favourite camping spot to relax and spend some time sitting around an open fire. That means stocking up on firewood either by purchasing it at the campground or finding a...
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: 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...
Posted on: March 28, 2015 9:51 AM
When big data algorithms meet livestock genetics, farmers win big
Farming has never been an easy occupation and it will never appeal to those looking to get money for nothing. But there are changes afoot that will make farming considerably more profitable for those willingly to work at it. Chief on that list of...
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