Genomics Blog
Posted on: December 11, 2014 1:22 PM
Gerry's Gene Scene 20 – Science Communication from Greeks to Tweets.
Science Borealis is having a science blogging carnival this month and that got me thinking. Recently, I saw a show about how Archimedes communicated a discovery by running through the streets shouting Eureka. In this video I ask how would he do it...
Posted on: December 4, 2014 9:35 AM
Researchers Discover Natural Resistance Gene Against Spruce Budworm
Media Release, November 21, 2014. Scientists from Université Laval, the University of British Columbia, and the University of Oxford have discovered a natural resistance gene against spruce budworm in the white spruce. The breakthrough,...
Posted on: December 2, 2014 9:31 AM
Seeking Science in Turkey - Part 4
Genomics may be the modern equivalent of a time machine. We already learned through the genomic studies undertaken by Svante Pääbo that humans and Neanderthals did actually meet and mix briefly about 30,000 years ago. Can genomics help us...
Livestock Blog
Posted on: November 16, 2014 4:02 PM
Taking the Mystery out of Genomics
I gave my mom a hand feeding the cows yesterday and as we waited for the stragglers to arrive before rolling out grain, we started talking about genetics, and the pros and cons of bringing in another...
Posted on: December 20, 2014 3:20 PM
Big data, drones and livestock genetics in 2015
No doubt you’ve heard about big data by now. Several farm organizations have warned farmers of the dangers of vendors collecting farm data although some associations have struck accords with some of those data-collectors already. But today, let...
Posted on: December 14, 2014 11:50 AM
Avian Influenza Confirmed in 9 B.C. Poultry Barns, Affecting Over 180,000 Birds
A strain of avian influenza has now been confirmed in 9 poultry barns in British Columbia, affecting over 180 000 birds. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency first reported the presence of H5 avian influenza on December 2, 2014. At that point, it was...
Posted on: December 6, 2014 11:18 AM
Cattle Quarantined in Montana After Brucellosis Case Confirmed
On Friday, Montana state officials announced that a few thousand head of cattle had been quarantined, as a cow near the border of Yellowstone National Park has tested positive for brucellosis. Brucellosis was first introduced into North America by...
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