Gene-edited chickens may help limit bird flu

When avian influenza, or bird flu, strikes, it can be hazardous to human health and potentially devastating for the poultry industry.

Unlike some animal diseases, some strains of bird flu can affect humans, and over the years numerous high-profile outbreaks have garnered attention to these viruses. And every time there’s a reported case, poultry producers […]

Researchers awarded $6.5M to advance plant disease resistance with genomics

A national team of 20 scientists led by Michigan State University (MSU) has been awarded a $6.5 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accelerate the development of disease-resistant cucurbit crops through leveraging applied genomics.

According to a recent article, the Cucurbitaceae family includes a number of high-value crop plants such […]

Breeding a better peanut butter

A new variety of peanut, called OLé, could be healthier, have a longer shelf life, and be more resistant to disease in the field according to a team of researchers from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Oklahoma State University.

But just how is all this possible? A recent article states that this […]