Horse Paleogenomes and Human-Animal Interactions in Prehistory
Contributor(s):: Perry, G. H., Makarewicz, C. A.
A new analysis of paleogenomic data from 278 ancient horses (Fages et al. Cellhttp://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2019.03.049) finds that this animal - crucially important to many ancient and contemporary human societies for subsistence, transportation, conflict, and more - was domesticated in at least...
Depression and anxiety in pet owners after a diagnosis of cancer in their pets: a cross-sectional study in Japan
Contributor(s):: Nakano, Y., Matsushima, M., Nakamori, A., Hiroma, J., Matsuo, E., Wakabayashi, H., Yoshida, S., Ichikawa, H., Kaneko, M., Mutai, R., Sugiyama, Y., Yoshida, E., Kobayashi, T.
Whole Blood Transcriptome Analysis for Lifelong Monitoring in Elite Sniffer Dogs Produced by Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer
Contributor(s):: Ock, S. A., Choi, I., Im, G. S., Yoo, J. G.
Nature, Culture, and Society: Anthropological Perspectives on Life
Contributor(s):: Moyer, Eileen
Jun 12 2017
North American Comparative Immunology Workshop
May 21 2017
9th International Conference on Canine and Feline Genetics and Genomics
Ethical issues and potential stakeholder priorities associated with the application of genomic technologies applied to animal production systems
Contributor(s):: Coles, D., Frewer, L. J., Goddard, E.
This study considered the range of ethical issues and potential stakeholder priorities associated with the application of genomic technologies applied to animal production systems, in particular those which utilised genomic technologies in accelerated breeding rather than the application of...
Genomics at the origins of agriculture : part one
Contributor(s):: Armelagos, George J.
Human and animal sentinels for shared health risks
Contributor(s):: P. Rabinowitz, M. Scotch, L. Conti
The tracking of sentinel health events in humans in order to detect and manage disease risks facing a larger population is a well accepted technique applied to influenza, occupational conditions and emerging infectious diseases. Similarly, animal health professionals routinely track disease...
The future of teaching and research in companion animal biology in departments of animal sciences
Contributor(s):: McNamara, J. P.
You eat what you are: moral dimensions of diets tailored to one's genes. (Special issue: Ethics as a dimension of agrifood policy: selected papers from the 4th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics)
Contributor(s):: Meijboom, F. L. B., Verweij, M. F., Brom, F. W. A.
Thanks to developments in genomics, dietary recommendations adapted to genetic risk profiles of individual persons are no longer science fiction. But what are the consequences of these diets? An examination of possible impacts of genetically tailor-made diets raises morally relevant concerns that...
Animal trait ontology: the importance and usefulness of a unified trait vocabulary for animal species
Contributor(s):: Hughes, L. M., Bao, J., Hu, Z. L., Honavar, V., Reecy, J. M.
Ontologies help to identify and formally define the entities and relationships in specific domains of interest. Bio-ontologies, in particular, play a central role in the annotation, integration, analysis, and interpretation of biological data. Missing from the number of bio-ontologies is one that...
Science and society in dialogue about marker assisted selection
Contributor(s):: Benard, M., Vriend, H. de, Haperen, P. van, Beekman, V.
Analysis of a European Union funded biotechnology project on plant genomics and marker assisted selection in Solanaceous crops shows that the organization of a dialogue between science and society to accompany technological innovations in plant breeding faces practical challenges. Semi-structured...
Searching for the 'win-win'? Animals, genomics and welfare. (Special issue: Competing discourses of farm animal welfare and agri-food restructuring.)
Contributor(s):: Twine, R.
Animal Genomics sits within the nexus of the central contradiction that characterises human/animal relations within contemporary Western societies. On the one hand we can observe a historical move toward less instrumental human/animals relations and the emergence of ethics of care which have...
Differences in the expression of genes in lame and normal broiler chickens identified by subtraction hybridisation
Contributor(s):: Butterworth, A., Reeves, N. A., Knowles, T. G., Kestin, S. C.
In the UK, broiler chickens are normally slaughtered at about six weeks of age when they weigh approximately 2.2 kg; this contrasts with the growth of an 'unimproved' traditional strain of bird such as a White Sussex, which would weigh about 800 g at the same age. Lameness, characterised by...