Genomics Blog
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...
Posted on: April 23, 2015 2:15 PM
That's a Wrap on another DNA Day in Canada
Tuesday, April 21st was our 5th DNA Day in Canada. We make an extra effort every April to raise awareness about DNA and the impact the science of genetics in having on our world. From giving a better understanding of diseases to how to make certain...
Posted on: April 22, 2015 10:54 AM
The rude behaviour of the Mountain Pine Beetle
A couple of years ago Janice Cooke and her team were able to use genomics to prove that mountain pine beetles had developed an appetite for Jack pines. The beetles had previously preferred to dine out on the lodgepole pine but with the jump to a new...
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: 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...
Posted on: March 12, 2015 9:46 AM
David Bailey presentation about genomic influence on antimicrobial research
In March of this year Genome Alberta's President and CEO David Bailey was asked to make a presentation to the Beef Value Chain Roundtable (BVCRT) held in Ottawa. The BVCRT brings together multiple industry and government sectors to develop new ways...
Posted on: February 28, 2015 4:43 PM
Climate change brings new infectious diseases to farms, new urgency in breeding resistance
Several reports from researchers around the globe predict the emergence and spread of infectious diseases as the result of climate change. Some of these diseases are new; others are not but they’re showing up in new places creating a new threat...
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