Topic: genes

What Makes a Good Dairy Cow?

What Makes a Good Dairy Cow?

Cattle have been domesticated since the Neolithic Age, but did Stone Age farmers select their cattle? And what about the thousands of years between first domestication and the modern era, how much selection has taken place? In a newly published study, Utsunomiya and colleagues have brought together cattle genetic data from around the world to reveal those regions of the genome that light up with the hallmarks of selection. Read More...

Recipe for cow’s milk revealed by new DNA sequencing technology

Recipe for cow’s milk revealed by new DNA sequencing technology

Spock: "Captain, it's a unique liquid formulation taken by their young to accelerate growth and development, enhance deductive reasoning and it protects them from alien invasions." Kirk: "Can we use the replicator to make enough to save them?" Read More...

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