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Evolution of fish personalities

A study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland, the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute and MTT Agrifood Research Finland has revealed heritable variations in the...

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...

HORSEGENE: Developing genomic tools against heritable diseases in horses

A new EU FP7 project aims to develop genomic tools for breeding against heritable diseases such as osteochondrosis, insect bite hypersensitivity and chronic progressive lymphedemain in horses....

Research reveals how plants evolve ways to control embryo growth

A new generation of high yield plants could be created following a fundamental change in our understanding of how plants develop. The research, led by the University of Warwick and...

Notre Dame scientists develop largest developmental proteomic data set for any animal

Now that the human genome is sequenced, University of Notre Dame researchers are focusing on the study of the proteome, which is the protein content of an organism, tissue or cell. Bioanalytical...

New genetic history of cattle could lead to better breeding methods

Geneticist and anthropologists previously suspected that ancient Africans domesticated cattle native to the African continent nearly 10,000 years ago. Now, a team of University of Missouri...

International Peanut Genome Initiative releases first peanut genome sequence

The International Peanut Genome Initiative—a group of multinational crop geneticists who have been working in tandem for the last several years—has successfully sequenced the peanut's genome. ...

Scientists discover how to increase the longevity of seeds with genetic engineering

A study developed by researchers of the Institute for Plant Molecular and Cell Biology (IBMCP), a joint center of the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Spanish National Research...

Agri-food R&D funding: New funding available, & projects recently funded

Please read on below to find out more about some new funding competitions now open, and which projects have been funded in some recent competitions.   NEW FUNDING COMPETITONS ...

ISAG2014: Early bird registration, travel bursary & abstract submission deadlines fast approaching!

The International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG) will hold its 34th conference  from 28th July to 1st August 2014 in  Xi’an, China.  This conference will include an exciting...

BBSRC and NSF to co-fund international Arabidopsis resource

BBSRC has agreed to co-fund the development of an international resource for scientists studying the important plant species Arabidopsis in partnership with the USA's National Science...

£16.5m Funding for Crop and Livestock Disease Projects & Workshop, 6th May

As part of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform (SAF-IP), the Technology Strategy Board and partners are about to launch a new  £16.5M funding competition  in the...

New Funding Competition “Seeing more than before - emerging imaging technologies”

The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £1.25m in  feasibility studies to bring emerging imaging technologies closer to commercial use .  This competition will support...

Funding available to visit “Genome Research Resort”

GenHome is inviting proposals for "Guest Collaborative Projects" which are intended to build collaborations between GenHome and other research groups. Cutting edge proposals addressing...

Genome sequence of cultivated and wild peppers published

A international team of researchers have published the genome sequences of the cultivated pepper Zunla-1 ( C. annuum L. ) and its wild progenitor Chiltepin ( C....

Competition breeds new fish species

Size differences among fish and competition for breeding space lead to the formation of new species, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Bristol published today in...

CEO of new Knowledge Transfer Network appointed

Chris Warkup , currently the director in charge of the Technology Strategy Board's Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network,  has been appointed as the first Chief Executive Officer of...

Genetic clues to TB-resistant cattle

Scientists have identified genetic traits in cattle that might allow farmers to breed livestock with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis (TB). The study, which compared the genetic...

Genetic chip will help salmon farmers breed better fish

Atlantic salmon production could be boosted by a new technology that will help select the best fish for breeding thanks to research funded by BBSRC. The development will enable salmon...

Animal Genetics Researcher post at SRUC Edinburgh

A new post is being advertised at SRUC Edinburgh - more details below: Applications are invited for a landmark beef industry led research project implementing genomic evaluations for...
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