Just in time for wine Wednesday, scientists have discovered a new sequencing process that will help breed grapes that can tolerate climate change.
Using this sequencing process, along with a new computer algorithm that can yield detailed information about complex genomes of various organisms, scientists were able to assemble the genome of the cabernet sauvignon grape variety, which may help solve mysteries of its ancestry, and best of all, lead to better tasting and more affordable wine. [ More … ]
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Heat Can Quickly Inactivate Bird Flu Virus – The Poultry Site
The avian influenza virus can be relatively quickly inactivated by heat, shows emergency research funded after the devastating bird flu outbreaks across the U.S. in 2015. [ More … ]
Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report for October 17, 2016 is now available. Each week, we are happy to present a new report, sharing data and statistics from the agriculture industry. This week’s video also features a Neogen’s Tony Lupo with a new tech tip. To watch, click on the video below.
Scientists are hoping that new findings about the bacterial genes living inside pigs will help provide insight into many human diseases and also be an important tool in the quest towards more sustainable knowledge-based pig farming.
A recent article discusses an international consortium of researchers from France, Denmark, China and Norway who have successfully established the first catalog of bacterial genes in the gut of pigs, finding more than 7 million different bacterial genes from different kinds of pigs around the world. [ More … ]
Referred to as a “game-changer” inside jails and prison systems today, designer drugs, including various types of synthetic marijuana, such as spice and K2, are now showing up at alarming rates inside jails and prisons both in the U.S. and in Europe.
Also known as new psychoactive substances, or NPS, these drugs are leading to an upsurge of violence and self-harm behind bars and has led some facilities to institute drug testing programs for their prisoners. [ More … ]