Gene editing to produce 'super dad' livestock
Scientists have produced gene-edited animals they say could serve as "super dads" or "surrogate sires".
WSU-inspired national gene-editing task force begins work
With the world’s population projected to reach ~10 billion in 30 years, scientists are working to use genetic technologies to address future food security problems.
Pig 135 snuffles and grunts inside his pen. Jon Oatley reaches through the bars to pet the more than 500-pound genetically modified animal.
Washington State Magazine
Researchers named to Washington State Academy of Sciences
Four Washington State University faculty have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences and two others were chosen to serve on the academy’s leadership board in 2018.
Walter Sheppard, CRB member and Entomology Chair is our bee expert!
WSU’s honey bee experts are hosting an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center.
Are we in a male fertility death spiral?
Male sterility is a growing problem. Here's why you should be worried—and your kids should be terrified.
Environmental Health News
Technology helps preserve fertility of boys with cancer
Washington State University researchers have found a promising way to preserve sperm stem cells so boys could undergo cancer treatment without risking their fertility.
Undergraduate Researchers Win National Awards
Three Washington State University undergraduates won national awards and cash prizes recently for outstanding presentations at the 2016 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS) in Tampa, Fla.
Researchers feed, breed, protect bees to survive winter
Winter is a tough time for the world’s most important pollinator. In addition to frigid temperatures, honey bee colonies must battle disease and parasites. WSU researchers are trying to help bees fight off these threats and survive until spring.
Research finds possible link between cattle, human disease
Washington State University professor William C. Davis and colleagues published a case report last month that provides more evidence that two gastrointestinal diseases, one in cattle the other in people, may be linked.
WSU News Posts
25 undergraduates receive awards to conduct research
Congratulations to the following CRB trainees and their faculty mentor!
Elizabeth Rice-Reynolds and Dr. Michael Griswold
Seth Schneider and Dr. Anthony Nicola
Allegra Sundstrom and Dr. Joanna Kelley
Mitchell Wagner and Dr. Jim Cooper
Essence White and Dr. Erica Crespi
The 18th Annual College of Veterinary Medicine Student and Post-Doctoral Research Symposium
The WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Student Research Symposium recognizes the efforts of veterinary students, undergraduate students, graduate students, and residents/interns.
Soybean nitrogen breakthrough could help feed the world
Washington State University biologist Mechthild Tegeder has developed a way to dramatically increase the yield and quality of soybeans.
Gene-editing breakthrough could be boon to cattle producers.
Cattle engineered to resist disease could be as little as a year away from the marketplace.
Northwest Farm and Ranch
Student research, retention thrive with team mentoring
While their friends spent the summer waiting tables or stocking store shelves, three Washington State University seniors donned white lab coats and helped advance research in reproductive biology.
New advising award presented to John McNamara
Washington State University animal sciences professor John McNamara is the inaugural recipient of the Jane Parker Award for Service to the WSU Advising Community.
Genome scientist earns top award for innovative research
Joanna Kelley, genome scientist and assistant professor in the School of Biological Sciences, is the inaugural winner of the international Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution’s “Junior Award for Independent Research.
March 24: Skinner to present Distinguished Faculty Address
Michael Skinner has been selected to give the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Address as part of the annual Showcase celebration.
Genetic mechanism found for fish adaptations to pollution
A Washington State University biologist has found the genetic mechanism that lets a fish live in toxic, acidic water.