Genome Alberta Award Winners 2017

                              And the winners are… Last night I received the following information from Youth Science Canada regarding the live streaming of this year’s Award Ceremonies. Science Fair season in Canada is coming to a close. “Canada-Wide Science Fair is coming to an end but not before we announce the award winners at tomorrow night's Award Ceremonies. Bronze, silver, gold, platinum and special award winners will be revealed after a fantastic week, at the Connexus Art…

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Genome Alberta Award Winners 2017

                              And the winners are… Last night I received the following information from Youth Science Canada regarding the live streaming of this year’s Award Ceremonies. Science Fair season in Canada is coming to a close. “Canada-Wide Science Fair is coming to an end but not before we announce the award winners at tomorrow night's Award Ceremonies. Bronze, silver, gold, platinum and special award winners will be revealed after a fantastic week, at the Connexus Art…

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CWD Project Update – Samples and Results are coming in

All Genome Alberta funded projects are reviewed regularly by outside experts to ensure the science, milestones, and budget are proceeding as planned. Our project on Chronic Wasting Disease funded under the 2015 LSARP Competition recently had its first review and the team received some positive feedback. Freelance Broadcaster Don Hill talked with Project Manager and researcher Dr. Cathy Cullingham about the review, and the project's initial samples and results. Here is our latest Progress Report.…

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CWD Project Update – Samples and Results are coming in

All Genome Alberta funded projects are reviewed regularly by outside experts to ensure the science, milestones, and budget are proceeding as planned. Our project on Chronic Wasting Disease funded under the 2015 LSARP Competition recently had its first review and the team received some positive feedback. Freelance Broadcaster Don Hill talked with Project Manager and researcher Dr. Cathy Cullingham about the review, and the project's initial samples and results. Here is our latest Progress Report.

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CWD Project Progress Report – The Socioeconomic Factor

Our 2015 LSARP Project Systems Biology and Molecular Ecology of Chronic Wasting Disease is exploring how the disease is spread and how it can be detected sooner than current techniques. Another significant part of the project involves understanding the impact of new control and management strategies. CWD has a range of social and economic impacts in Alberta that are affecting hunters, First Nations people, and the deer farming industry. For the general public there is…

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CWD Project Progress Report – The Socioeconomic Factor

Our 2015 LSARP Project Systems Biology and Molecular Ecology of Chronic Wasting Disease is exploring how the disease is spread and how it can be detected sooner than current techniques. Another significant part of the project involves understanding the impact of new control and management strategies. CWD has a range of social and economic impacts in Alberta that are affecting hunters, First Nations people, and the deer farming industry. For the general public there is…

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In Cattle Genomics, Variation is the Spice of Life

When the phrase “variety is the spice of life” was first used in a poem called The Task, did the author imagine that “variation” would one day become a key ingredient in the task of genomic research? We’ll never know for sure, but we do know that the study of structural variants is a key component of a new Genome Alberta research project. The study aims to develop and apply more accurate genomically-enhanced breeding values…

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Boosting Pig Resilience a Shot in the Arm for Industry

If you think caring for a sick toddler is a chore, try handling a 300 lb pig with a fever. It’s not a pretty picture, and neither is the bottom line for a pork producer when his herd is sick. That may be why the industry is excited about the potential of a Genome Alberta-led research project for harnessing genomics to improve disease resilience and sustainability in Canadian pork production. “When we talk to producers…

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In Cattle Genomics, Variation is the Spice of Life

When the phrase “variety is the spice of life” was first used in a poem called The Task, did the author imagine that “variation” would one day become a key ingredient in the task of genomic research? We’ll never know for sure, but we do know that the study of structural variants is a key component of a new Genome Alberta research project. The study aims to develop and apply more accurate genomically-enhanced breeding values…

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NASA’s Big Announcement About ‘Oceans Beyond Earth’

                        Robert Pappalardo, Project Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory was the guest speaker at the Gallagher Colloquium Series presented by the University of Calgary this past Tuesday, April 11. As he was introduced we were told that “Rocket scientists are smart guys, this is the guy who tells them what to do. “ Indeed, exploring space is a big science that requires specialty knowledge in a wide range of scientific disciplines combining rocket science, earth…

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