Genomics Blog
Posted on: July 6, 2015 10:58 AM
Applied Genomics in Energy workshop presentations available
In preparation for the 2015 Genome Canada LSARP competition, we recently held a workshop on Applied genomics in energy. The workshop, organized by Genome Alberta, Genome BC and the Petroleum Technology Alliance of Canada (PTAC), brought together key...
Posted on: July 3, 2015 10:55 AM
Speeding up clinical development with better data
There is no question that in the 21st century data rules in the field of medicine, healthcare, and research. Apart from mistakes and dead-end roads when the data is wrong, companies and researchers need data quickly to get funding, to get drugs...
Posted on: July 3, 2015 8:48 AM
A Mo-POD for field medicine
In my time spent as a journalist I spent time digging for stories but was always surprised and pleased to have stories drop in unexpectedly. The same thing happens every year at BIO when I'm doing our BIORadio podcasts and this is one of those...
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: June 30, 2015 5:21 PM
Dwarf cow’s genetic superpowers beat environmental threats
Meet the adorable looking dwarf cow. There’s a video below so you can see the diminutive creature which stands almost three feet tall, or 87 centimeters. They weigh, depending on the breed, around 250 to almost 300 pounds and yield about 5...
Posted on: June 18, 2015 9:06 AM
Bloated no more? Studies piece together wheat's genomic and gluten puzzles
On the surface, the benign-looking wheat plant would seem a very simple thing. And yet, upon its reedy stalk rests a complicated, little understood, vastly important and, if you fall in the gluten-free category, a potentially bloat-inducing food...
Posted on: May 29, 2015 1:37 PM
Embryo transfer: from livestock genetic transfer to synthetic biology in farming
Prize cattle go for big bucks at auctions precisely for their breeding value. However, no matter how perfect any given cow is, she can only produce a calf a year in the natural order of things. Historically farmers have maximized her offspring&rsquo...
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