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Nichols Farms Producing Better Beef

posted on June 27, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Nichols Farms Producing Better Beef
Nichols Farms is known internationally for using innovative techniques in producing beef more efficiently. Dave Nichols has been in the cattle business for over 50 years and stays ahead of the curve by using genetic and production data from his... Full Story

Longhorn Ancestry Spans Globe

posted on May 31, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Scientists examined some 48,000 genetic markers on DNA from 58 cattle breeds, confirming the Longhorns of today are direct descendants of Spanish cattle brought by Columbus to Hispaniola. Full Story

To Confront Climate Change, US Agriculture Seeks Hardier Breeds That Can Survive Long Droughts

posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:15 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Cattle are being bred with genes from their African cousins who are accustomed to hot weather. New corn varieties are emerging with larger roots for gathering water in a drought. Someday, the plants may even be able to... Full Story

Intensive monitoring of Asian Carp begins near Lake Michigan

posted on August 5, 2011 at 4:32 PM

Federal officials say they will begin intensive monitoring of a waterway near Lake Michigan next week after genetic material from the invasive Asian carp showed up in three rounds of genetic testing. Full Story

Scientists Map the Genome of the Platypus

posted on May 9, 2008 at 8:05 PM

With a bill like a duck, a tail like a beaver and snake-like venom hidden in heel spurs, the platypus could be the result of some strange genetic experiment. Full Story

Scientists Release Draft of Corn Genome

posted on February 29, 2008 at 8:02 PM

Scientists Release Draft of Corn Genome
In a similar hearing in the Senate this week, Secretary of Agriculture Edward Schafer announced new steps to ensure the safety of America's meat supply, including more random inspections of slaughterhouses and immediate audits of plants that... Full Story

Glowing Rabbit

posted on November 10, 2000 at 8:11 PM

A fluorescent rabbit has made an appearance at Duke University. The transgenic mammal was produced by splicing the rabbit's D-N-A with a gene responsible for the green fluorescent protein in a jellyfish. Full Story

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