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Mastitis-free GM cows under test in China

An article The Dairy Site reports on the progress being made by Chinese scientists seeking to bring mastitis-free genetically modified cows to market. Sun Qixin, President of the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University tells The Dairy Site that tests on the milk from their herd of 100 GM cows have so far shown it to be safe for human consumption. However, a further 3 years of...
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Better understanding of bulls’ gene rich Y chromosome could help improve dairy cattle fertility

Researchers looking at the Y chromosomes of cattle have found that they have many more genes and have much more transcription activity than the Y chromosomes of primates. It is hoped that a better understanding of the bovine Y chromosome will ultimately help breeders tackle the issue of low fertility in dairy cattle.   Story source: Penn State News, 11 Jul 2013 ...
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