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  • A team of researchers from the University of Missouri, Kansas State University and Genus plc has succeeded in producing pigs that are resistant to Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) by means of gene editing. Their study is published in Transgenic Research. “Previous research had identified an enzyme called ANPEP as a potential receptor for the virus, […]
  • Researchers have investigated the genetics of tolerance to theileriosis in indigenous cattle from Uganda. They first produced a map showing the areas of Uganda where the disease is most prevalent. The map is the result of a novel method compiling epidemiological data collected from 823 indigenous cattle along with their location. Using an environmental genomics […]
  • The use of the human tuberculosis vaccine, Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), in badgers has been suggested as a humane and long-term solution to reduce tuberculosis transmission from badgers to cattle. However, experimental studies show variable protection. Among the possibilities for this variation is that the resident gut bacteria may influence the success of oral vaccination in […]

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