Neogen simplifies dairy trait and genetic condition testing packages

Neogen has launched a simplified and cost-effective method of ordering testing for multiple dairy genetic traits — all from a single sample.

Neogen’s new Igenity® dairy genomic services combine tests for related traits into one testing solution, including packages for milk protein variants, breeding stock traits, and deleterious genetic conditions. These new packages allow dairy […]

Scientists debate pros, cons of editing genes to stop virus-carrying mosquitos

We’d all love to get rid of mosquitos, it’s true. But as sweets, junk food and binge-watching TV all night have prompted us to ask: Are the things we want always the best for us?

That brings us to gene drives — or at least, certain applications of them. Gene drives are scientifically-modified genes that […]

Science unwraps the reindeer genome for Christmas

Just in time for the holidays, researchers have unraveled some mysteries surrounding the season’s most iconic animal: the reindeer.

Though they say their work is “unlikely to reveal why Santa’s reindeer can fly,” researchers have finished sequencing the genome of the reindeer, the world’s only domesticated deer. Flying aside, what the information can do is […]

Neogen hosts upcoming metagenomics webinars

The food safety industry has seen many of changes and improvements in technologies that make production environments and foods safer. One technology that’s making a big splash is genomic testing. With this new technology, the industry can achieve a greater level of visibility and understanding of what’s around them at a microbiological level.

Genomic […]

Study: groundnuts can be made immune to aflatoxin-producing molds

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could train our crops to be resistant to molds that produce mycotoxins, pests and other concerns? Well, scientists are working on that. And they’ve had some success.

Researchers have recently developed groundnuts that can halt the growth of molds that create aflatoxin by producing proteins called defensins that stop […]

Chicken eggs may lower cost of cancer treatment

As drug prices rise, many cancer patients choose not to fill prescriptions for lifesaving medications — nearly 20% will stop taking important drugs due to costs, according to some research.

Expensive drugs are often attributed to increasingly expensive research and development costs. Fortunately, science is always looking for easier ways of doing things. A recent […]

The advantages of metagenomics over genome sequencing

Earlier this week, Neogen’s own Joe Heinzelmann was a special guest on Food Safety Magazine’s podcast, “Food Safety Matters.”

Heinzelmann dropped by to talk about metagenomics, next generation sequencing (NGS) and whole genome sequencing (WGS). This technology can help the food processing industry detect spoilage organisms within facilities, eliminate them, and reduce the possibility of […]

FDA’s GenomeTrakr supports food safety around the globe

There’s Twitter. Uber. Venmo. Facebook. The World Wide Web has brought us no shortage of apps, websites and networks with trendy names and useful functions. For the food industry, now there’s GenomeTrakr.

GenomeTrakr is a network of more than 60 laboratories across the world working in conjunction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). […]

Sheep breeders could benefit from new gene insights

Why are sheep the way they are?

Whether you enjoy pondering abstract questions about the nature of things or not, scientists sure do. And scientists wondering why sheep are the way they are have recently gained new insight, which they hope will help farmers raise stronger, healthier and more productive flocks.

At the Roslin Institute, […]

Scientists sequence 39,000 genes to find complete barley genome

Better brewing may be on the horizon after nearly a decade of research.

An international team of scientists have unraveled the genome of barley. Not only could this achievement lead to tastier beer and whiskey, but a clearer understanding of other staple food crops.

“This takes the level of completeness of the barley genome up […]