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Breeding a better cow – Naked Genetics 15.06.14

Cow (c) Maksim, Wikimedia Commons

For centuries, enthusiastic breeders have been selecting plants and animals with desirable genetic traits, changing many species almost beyond recognition. So how have some of these changes come about, and where will new genetic technologies take our food in the future? Plus, breeding a better cow, Viagra for malaria, and a gene of the month with an Italian twist. 

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  • Spaghetti (c)  Michael Patterson

    28:15 – Gene of the Month – Spaghetti

    Spaghetti, a fruit fly gene, may be the missing link between the bodyclock and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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