Scottish researchers are leading a new study designed to improve British sheep genetics for the entire supply chain.
Efforts to improve genetics in beef herds must focus on creating differentiated products if Scottish farmers are to see any economic benefits from driving change, according to a breeding expert.
Former Aberdeen Grammar player Ruaridh Jackson has weighed in on the genetics debate surrounding Scottish sport – but has brushed off its significance.
Scottish scientists have made discoveries into the genetic code of sheep which could aid farmers breed stock with improved health and productivity.
Scientists at a north-east university have taken another step towards finding a treatment for common mental health conditions.
Important export markets for sheep semen and embryos that have been closed since the dark days of foot-and-mouth disease have been reopened in New Zealand and the US.
Scottish scientists have successfully altered the genetic code of pigs in a bid to make them resilient to African swine fever.
Our Neanderthals ancestors really are to blame for our addiction to cigarettes, being fat, depressed and a host of other ailments.
Scottish scientists have been involved in a ground-breaking project to help dairy farmers breed cows for better resistance to bovine tuberculosis (bTB).
A Scottish sheep farming enterprise is involved in a major new project to drive genetic improvement in the sector.
Jessica Boyes who can't speak properly and suffers a string of health problems has a permanent smile on her face - due to a rare genetic condition.
The current growing year has seen a sea-change in the grain industry’s approach to disease control – marking the first time that agronomists have actively sought out plant breeders looking for answers to disease pressures rather than turning to the “contents of a tin”.