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Study: ‘Hidden’ genes could be key in development of new antibiotics
A study from the Center for Phage Technology, part of Texas A&M’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, shows how the “hidden” genes in bacteriophages — types of viruses that infect and destroy bacteria —...
Buying Power: Bull Selection To Improve Your Bottom Line
If it hasn’t happened already, soon your mailboxes and inboxes will be filling up with catalogues for this year’s bull sales....
Height in humans is genetically similar to height in cattle
There is a strong evidence for similarity in the biology of height across humans and cattle, as 39% of the genes associated with height in cattle were also found to be associated with height in humans....
Domestication insight could aid livestock development
The genetic makeup of water buffalo and cattle responded to breeding for human use in similar ways, study shows....
Efficient Technique Discovered for Isolating Embryonic Stem Cells in Cows
For more than 35 years, scientists have tried to isolate embryonic stem cells in cows without much success. Under the right conditions, embryonic stem cells can grow indefinitely and make any other cell type or tissue, which has huge implications for...
Unlocking the genetic secrets of legendary bulls
The genes of 50 top bulls have been sequenced in an effort to understand how genes from temperate cattle have influenced important production traits in the modern Brahman breed....

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