Thursday, April 25, 2013

Happy DNA Day!
Welcome to the genomic revolution

Happy DNA Day! Today we celebrate the publishing of the double helix structure of DNA by Watson and Crick, but we also celebrate the genomic revolution which is upon us. The genome is the collection of all the DNA in your body, or in your livestock's body, or any other living organism for that matter. Richard Resnick gave a great TED talk about the genomic revolution. While the decline in the cost of sequencing has slowed, scientists, including those in agriculture, continue to push the genomic revolution forward.










For those of you who worry this video is all about humans, steak is mentioned at 6:30 into the video and food production is mentioned at 7:00.

The genomic revolution will continue to impact the way we produce and consume our food. Astute livestock producers will put their "typewriters" in the closet and embrace the "computers and Ethernet" of genomic technologies.
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