The callipyge phenomenon, a genetic curiosity
7/20/16

Some sheep, known as Callipyge sheep, have rumps that contain 30% more muscle mass than the norm. This phenomenon is due to a genetic particularity that has captivated researchers. 

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Hepatitis E, a (relatively) little-known virus
5/31/16

Appearances can be deceptive… Although seemingly harmless, hepatitis E raises quite a number of questions, both in terms of public health and animal health. Because this virus infects humans as well as pigs and wild boar. 

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Identifying cholesterol deficiency in Holstein cattle
5/17/16

In response to a request from farmers, a team at GIGA took only a few months to develop a test to detect CDH, a fatal illness affecting Holstein cattle.

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A headstrong feline virus
5/10/16

Researchers reveal the strange behaviour of the feline parvovirus, which raises questions about the use of viruses in the fight against cancer!

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The tortoise and the herpesvirus
10/23/15

The discovery of a new herpesvirus genome structure has made front-page headlines in the Journal of Virology. Researchers sequenced the genome of an herpesvirus causing high rates of mortality among several endangered species of tortoises!

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