Testing! Testing! Pigs, pathogens & protocols
As 2016 draws to a close, pig and cattle researchers with Genome Alberta have big plans for the New Year.
Researchers are pumped about the power of blood analysis in genome research
It’s been called “a game changer”, “the technology of the future”, and “revolutionary”. It’s also the subject of a massive and bitter patent dispute that grabbed headlines again this week. Whatever the outcome of the court battle over ownership of CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing technology, in just under five years it has already changed impossible to possible.
Research that seeks cutting edge answers can also prompt some pointed questions.
They say it takes guts to get what you want, and Genome Alberta researchers are proving it.
As Yoda proved in Star Wars, sometimes the smallest things are the biggest source of knowledge and insight. The same can be said for the latest project by Genome Alberta that aims to improve disease resilience in pigs where work at the microscopic level could lead to some “out of this world” results.