Biotech Blog Roundup

Do you have a little striped fish in your aquarium? If so, these little swimmers might hold the key to unraveling the mysteries of human disease. According to the blog Impact Lab

“A team of Michigan State University researchers has developed a new, more efficient way of cloning zebra fish, a breakthrough that could have implications for human health research. The work of the MSU researchers, detailed in the recent issue of the journal Nature Methods, is important because zebra fish, small striped fish common to many aquariums, are quickly becoming the animal of choice for many researchers.”

Read the post From fish to dairy and poultry science, Terry Etherton writes, On the Road – The Dairy & Animal Science Road Tour,

“Now in its 11th year, the tour offers incoming freshman and other students new to the campus, a unique educational opportunity to view the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture, from the traditional to the exotic. It has been a big “hit” since we launched the tour. We started our annual tour to demonstrate the diversity of Pennsylvania agriculture and to show students the many, many exciting career opportunities for graduates. It is a tremendous day of exploration. We hold it during the first week of classes, so it is an excellent way for them to meet other students and to get to know faculty on an informal basis.”

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Are you one of the fifty hottest companies in bioenergy? Check out Biofuels Digest criteria for the 2009/2010 competition and find out who the fifty hottest companies were for the 2008/2009 competition.

Also in bioenergy, The blog Green Chemicals Writes,

“It saddens us to see one of ICIS' pioneer blogs, Big Biofuels Blog, by Simon Robinson closing down but the good news is that the Green Chemicals blog will now officially cover biofuels as well as part of ICIS' efforts to send out more information about the business of green chemistry and sustainability.”

Read the post That's it for this week!