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Marek's disease research shows that 'imperfect' vaccines could put unvaccinated individuals at greater risk of severe illness

Scientific experiments with the herpes virus strain that causes Marek's disease in poultry have shown, for the first time, that some types of vaccines allow for the evolution and survival of...

New method to generate extended data for genome assemblies

Scientists at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) have developed a new library construction method for genome sequencing that can simultaneously construct long-range data with reduced DNA input,...

Genetically modified insects are subject of new House of Lords inquiry

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee is currently accepting written eviden for its  Inquiry into Genetically Modified Insects . The deadline for submissions is 18th September...

New study reveals improved way to interpret high-throughput biological data

A recent study by researchers at The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) and Jagiellonian University reveals a novel workflow, identifying associations between molecules to provide insights into...

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) launches call for mussel projects

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) is inviting academics at research institutions in Scotland to express their interest in working on innovative mussel projects. The projects...

Would you like to join our agriculture team? Opportunity for a Knowledge Transfer Manager (plants or animals)

The Agriculture team at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team to deliver a range of activities (either individually or as part of a...

Melon genome study reveals recent impacts of breeding

The first comprehensive genome analyses of 7 melon varieties was completed by a research team led by Josep Casacuberta, Jordi Garcia-Mas and Sebastian Ramos-Onsins, providing breeders new...

Catch up on the latest plants and crops news, funding and events

We have just published the July edition of our  Plant Sector Newsletter  - why not check it out and catch up with all the latest news, events and funding opportunities for...

Feed-a-Gene: New EU research programme on monogastric livestock production

Feed-a-Gene ( http://www.feed-a-gene.eu ) is a EU-funded H2020 research programme on monogastric livestock production launched in March 2015, for a duration of 5 years, with 23...

Oxitec mosquito works to control Aedes aegypti in dengue hotspot

The journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases has published the results of a trial of Oxitec’s genetically engineered mosquitoes. The results showed that in Juazeiro city, northeast Brazil, the...

First GM oilseed crop to produce omega-3 fish oils in the field

In a landmark paper published today in the journal Metabolic Engineering Communications, scientists at Rothamsted Research have announced the first year results of the field-scale trial of...

Latest edition of KTN's Animal Sector newsletter is now available

The July edition of our  Animal Sector newslette r  is now available - if you didn't get a copy in your inbox you can  click here  or on the image below to view it in your...

GM wheat did not repel aphid pests in the field

The results of the GM wheat field trial held by Rothamsted Research in 2012-2013 have recently been published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports. The data show that the GM...

Extra DNA creates cucumber with all female flowers

Ask a plant researcher how the sex of a cucumber plant is determined and the person will tell you, “It’s complicated.” Depending on a complex mix of genetic and environmental factors,...

Genetic discovery uncovers key tool for morphine production in poppies

Scientists at the University of York and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Australia have made a key genetic discovery in poppies, paving the way for more effective painkillers. The discovery, published...

Scientists map blowfly genome

Researchers have decoded the Australian sheep blowfly genome, adding ammunition to the battle against one of the nation’s most insidious pests. Around 2000...

Open Sesame: Making Sesame Seeds a Growth Area in Global Food Production

Many people think of sesame seeds as a topping on hamburger buns at profitable global fast-food chains. But in fact the crop has traditionally been unprofitable and difficult to harvest because...

Expanding the DNA alphabet: 'extra' DNA base found to be stable in mammals

A rare DNA base, previously thought to be a temporary modification, has been shown to be stable in mammalian DNA, suggesting that it plays a key role in cellular function. Researchers from...

AHDB announces call for Beef and Lamb PhD studentship projects starting in October 2016

AHDB Beef and Lamb, the organisation for beef and lamb levy payers in England, has announced a call for Beef and Lamb PhD studentship projects starting in October 2016.   Specific...

Catch up on the latest plant and crops sector news, funding and events

We have just published the June edition of our  Plant Sector Newsletter  - why not check it out and catch up with all the latest news, events and funding opportunities for the...
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Metal Circuits, Synthetic Biology and C1 Gases Workshop, 12-13 November 2015, Canterbury

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Learn about biotech licensing and tech transfer in India, webinar on 12th August 2015

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£4.7M for science to benefit British farming

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) along with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and 12 industry partners are to fund six research projects to...

Job opportunities at Ingenza: Senior Biochemist, Senior Molecular Biologist and Bioinformatician, Research Assistant

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Major investment in research to boost Canadian agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

The world’s increasing population, the corresponding growing demand for food, and climate variability will have profound impacts on the productive capacity of both oceans and agricultural lands....

US House of Representatives votes to accelerate translation of discoveries through the 21st Century Cures Act

The US House of Representatives has voted in favour of the 21st Century Cures Act, legislation that should result in acceleration in the translation of discoveries into innovative therapies. ...

Standards for plant synthetic biology: a common syntax for exchange of DNA parts

A paper has recently been published in New Phytologist on the theme of "Standards for plant synthetic biology: a common syntax for exchange of DNA parts." In the abstract, the authors state,...

Find out what KTN's Access to Funding & Finance (A2FF) team can do to help your business succeed

Funding Clinic at New Designers At New Designers 2015, the Knowledge Transfer Network’s (KTN) Head of Access to Funding & Finance (A2FF) Ian Tracey gave an overview of the funding and...