USDA Agricultural Research Service
April 20, 2012
A new approach to plant breeding:
A USDA scientist has shown researchers and plant breeders a better way to handle the massive amounts of data being generated by plant molecular studies, using an approach that should help speed up development of improved crop varieties. (4/16) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/120416.htm
New issue of Healthy Animals online:
ARS today posted a new issue of Healthy Animals, a quarterly newsletter that compiles ARS news and expert resources on the health and well-being of agricultural livestock, poultry and fish. The current issue examines research on leptospirosis, a disease that affects livestock, domestic animals and humans. (4/18) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/120418.htm
Blood metabolites analyzed:
USDA scientists have participated in an international collaboration to document all of the metabolites in human blood. The findings are available in a Serum Metabolome database at www.serummetabolome.ca, and via the scientific journal PLoS ONE. (4/20) http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2012/120420.htm
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