Genomics Blog
Posted on: November 24, 2015 8:57 AM
Alberta research promoted by Social Media fundraising
Last year, the Ice Bucket challenge became a viral fundraising bonanza for ALS, and that money is now being put to use. Several of my friends got involved and posted elaborate videos of the rush of cold water coming down on their heads. I was anxious...
Posted on: November 19, 2015 6:43 AM
Editing the editor: CRISPR gets an "undo" button
How often in life do we wish we had an “undo” feature? A chance to undo a bad decision, or a good decision that somehow went wrong? Scientists working with the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, may just have been granted this wish....
Posted on: November 17, 2015 12:14 PM
Ottawa researchers discover that Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a stem cell disease
A new study from The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa is poised to completely change our understanding of Duchenne muscular dystrophy and pave the way for far more effective treatments. The study, published in Nature Medicine on November ...
Livestock Blog
Posted on: October 26, 2015 1:23 PM
WHO report on cancer-causing red meat may spur GMO
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) arm of the World Health Organization (WHO) dropped a major bombshell this week with a new report linking red meat, bacon, and processed meats to...
Posted on: November 23, 2015 9:19 AM
China to produce cloned animals to reduce beef prices, increase food supply
While controversy continues in the Western world over genetically modified livestock in the food chain, China – with the help of a South Korean research institution-- is upping the ante on producing more high-quality meat at cheaper prices...
Posted on: November 5, 2015 10:41 AM
LISTEN: International collaboration needed to feed the world
'Think global, act local' relies on grassroots efforts to solve global problems such as ensuring food safety, supply, and sustainability. When it comes to figuring out how to feed 9.5 billion people in 2050, we need not only global thinking but...
Posted on: November 4, 2015 12:10 PM
Leigh Rosegren is breaking the mould in science and agriculture
Not far from our high tech urban centres and entrepreneurial driven corporate culture, you may find yourself stumbling into a very un-2015 looking world. It contains few high-speed internet services and in some cases no internet at all. Smartphones...
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