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Wild grasses and man-made wheats advance research capabilities

...es or sets of chromosomes, and Aegilops Tauchii or goat grass, Rudd said. The synthetic hexaploid made from this initial cross is generally wild and unuseable, except as a bridge to the wild species, he said. "Valuable genetics are lost in the direct cross with the wild grass due to genetic abnormalitie...

Successful cell engineering may lead to mad cow prevention, say researchers

...sion of possible disease-causing genes in a cloned goat fetus, perhaps paving the way for breeding disease...essfully utilized genetic engineering to produce a goat cell line in which the gene encoding for prion protein (PrP) was targeted for silencing by a process...

Common practices at petting zoos put visitors at risk

...ith illness were feeding a cow or goat, touching a goat and stepping in manure or having manure on your shoes. Not surprisingly, simple handwashing after visiting the petting zoo, including lathering with soap and washing hands before eating and after visiting the petting zoo, were found to protect again...

Transgenic goat's milk offers hope for tackling children's intestinal disease

...rich powdered milk and eventually transgenic dairy goat herds for developing nations, where intestinal diseases threaten the lives of infants and children. They project that the potential for even more widespread benefit could be realized if this technology is applied to dairy cattle, rather than goats, b...

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