November 7, 2017 – Prof. Allan King of the University of Guelph has spotted a genetic abnormality that causes boars to sire smaller litters.   About two per cent of male pigs carry the defect, he said, and he has developed a test to identify them from blood samples.   […]

Boar gene results in smaller litters

Nearly all the canola grown in Canada is genetically modified. This field is in Saskatchewan Credit: Nas2 Wikimedia The recent announcement that a genetically modified (GM) salmon had reached Canadian consumers was a rare leap forwards for GM foods. More than two decades after the commercialization of GM plants, this is the first GM […]

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