Last month a 12-week-old Australian Holstein dairy heifer calf, known as Jedi Gigi, sold at auction for $251,000 — the second highest price ever paid for a bovine (beef or dairy) in Australia’s history. This sale will also be the first time an Australian dairy animal will be live exported to the U.S.
Taking into […]
Devouring food supplies and spreading a range of harmful viruses and bacteria, most can agree that rats wreak havoc no matter where they go. However, what has been previously unknown is the question on how rats went from wild rodent to unwanted human companion. Now, a new genetic study of brown rats from around the […]
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 […]
Considered to be the most comprehensive study on canine hereditary disorders, researchers recently tested nearly 7,000 dogs from about 230 different breeds and found that a lot of canine hereditary disorders are more widespread than originally believed.
According to a report from the University of Helsinki, the team tested the dogs for predisposition to almost […]
After four years of research, scientists from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) have unlocked a major genetic mystery of one of the ancestors of cultivated strawberry, known as Fragaria iinumae. Through their work with Fragaria iinumae, they will be able to better understand the cultivated strawberry, which is known as one of the most […]
Sarcoid skin tumors are the most common form of cancer in horses, but little is known about why the papillomavirus behind them strikes some horses and not others. That was, until now.
A new study led by scientists at the Baker Institute for Animal Health at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine shows that genetic differences […]
With an average adult dairy cow weighing in at about 1,500 pounds, it’s no surprise it takes a lot of feed to keep them at a healthy weight. In Michigan alone, the home to about 400,000 dairy cows, it’s estimated to cost about $5 per day per cow to keep herds well-nourished and producing enough […]