Genomics Blog
Posted on: August 28, 2014 1:14 PM
The Score Lands in Canada's Science Culture
The Score is a play that brings together science, art, music and dance. It became a movie that earned a Gemini nomination for its photography and music score, a Best Movie of the Week nomination at the Banff Television Awards, and a Leo nomination for...
Posted on: August 27, 2014 1:58 PM
Skyler the blue lobster
Besides being the first day of school in many places, the other big news today is that 14 year old Meghan LaPlante caught a blue lobster in her trap, named it Skyler, and saved it from the cooking pot by donating it to the University of Maine’s...
Posted on: August 24, 2014 9:18 AM
Why? Variety in dogs, similarities in cats
I have always been curious about why members of the cat family, Felidae, all seem very similar. The eyes, the nose, the ears and even some behaviours are remarkably the same. It doesn't matter whether it's a small domestic cat or a big wild cat,...
Livestock Blog
Posted on: August 22, 2014 3:41 PM
Preliminary results promising in beef genomics project
Alberta researchers are starting to get some promising results back from a five year study aiming to improve molecular breeding values and show how genomics can be used by beef producers to make...
Posted on: August 28, 2014 2:51 PM
Cheeseburgers and Cowspiracy: putting livestock and climate change in perspective
Why, yes, this is a blog dedicated to livestock genetics and as odd as it may sound, this story does indeed involve some livestock gene manipulation. But let’s put first things first here at the intersection of climate change and farm gasses. ...
Posted on: August 22, 2014 3:41 PM
Preliminary results promising in beef genomics project
Alberta researchers are starting to get some promising results back from a five year study aiming to improve molecular breeding values and show how genomics can be used by beef producers to make better breeding decisions. University of Alberta...
Posted on: August 14, 2014 5:03 PM
Saving heritage breeds preserves valuable traits and culture
Early in June, I booked into a bed and breakfast near Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan to work on a new writing project. The journey there ended up being a little more dramatic than I wanted – my Chevy Tracker lost a wheel on the highway near Kyle,...
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