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Pig Well-Being Could Improve with Breeding

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Juan Steibel

Michigan State University (MSU) animal geneticist Juan Steibel is leading a group of researchers to develop methods to breed pigs that are less aggressive. He has received a…

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First U.S. Success of Nonhuman Primate Gene Editing

Monday, May 1, 2017
Keith Latham, professor of animal science, poses in his office on Friday April 28, 2017.

Mice have been and will continue to be good base models for human medicinal advances. However, their size and some of their physiological differences leave them lacking in…

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Cows May Offer Clues to Improving Fertility in Women

Thursday, March 2, 2017
James Ireland, professor of animal science, poses in his office on Tuesday November 17, 2015.

A Michigan State University researcher has received a $1.65 million grant that looks to bring a better understanding about fertility treatments in women by studying the effect of…

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Genetics Could Make Feeding Dairy Cows More Efficient

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Michael VandeHaar

As the eighth largest dairy-producing state in the country*, Michigan is home to more than 400,000 dairy cows spread across farms with herds numbering less than 100 up…

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More Fertility Hormones, Less Chance of Live Birth

Monday, November 23, 2015
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A Michigan State University study has found that too much of a hormone commonly used during in vitro fertility, or IVF, treatments actually decreases a woman’s chances of…

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Choosing Eggs-actly the Right Hen Housing System

Thursday, April 2, 2015

It’s not the “which came first—the chicken or the egg” debate but rather an industry need for information to guide production and purchasing decisions about sustainable laying hens…

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