Earth BioGenome Project Aims to Sequence DNA From All Complex Life

July 12, 2018

By Lisa Howard

An international consortium of scientists is proposing what is arguably the most ambitious project in the history of biology: sequencing the DNA of all known eukaryotic species on Earth. 

The benefits of the monumental initiative promise to be a complete transformation of the scientific understanding of life on Earth and a vital new resource for global innovations in medicine, agriculture, conservation, technology and genomics.

Seaweed Additives for Methane Reduction in Cows

July 02, 2018

Cattle make a major contribution to the methane production on earth and UC Davis Animal Science researcher Ermias Kebreab has been studying for more than a decade on how to reduce those emissions. The article by Judith Lewis Mernit at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies discusses the findings of Kebreab and how he reduced methane production in a cow by 58% using seaweed. See "How Eating Seaweed Can Help Cows to Belch Less Methane" for more.