Thanksgiving Leftovers: The Turkey Genome

  by  |  November 26th, 2008  |  Published in All, Animals & Life Science, Featured

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Rather than give you the same tomfoolery as other sites this Thanksgiving, we thought it would be worth re-posting a story we did at the start of the Turkey Genome Mapping Project. The work continues with the hope of bigger, better, healthier turkeys for future Thanksgivings. Gobble gobble.

[If you cannot see the flash video below, you can click here for a high quality mp4 video.]

Interviewees: Willie Benedetti, Willie Bird Turkeys; Kent Reed, University of Minnesota; David Harry, Genetic Foundations Inc..
Produced by Joyce Gramza– Edited by James Eagan
Copyright © 2004 ScienCentral, Inc.,
additional footage courtesy Farm Sanctuary.

Also on ScienCentral

Read the original web article from 2004 – Wild Turkey (11.24.04)

Better Food Safety (11.22.07) – Your Thanksgiving leftovers might get wrapped in plastic, or stored in a container, but before long they’ll go bad. Now researchers have created new technology that could significantly extend the life of your food, and improve food safety overall. It’s also environmentally friendly.

Cranberry and Viruses (11.22.05) – Heaping the cranberry sauce on your turkey this Thanksgiving could do more than just make the perfect dinner — it may also protect you against common intestinal viruses.

Running A Fowl (2.13.04) – For those who take a daily jog, running is second nature. But for one scientist, it’s not so simple. As you’ll see in this ScienCentral News video, running is for the birds.

Elsewhere on the Web:

US Poultry Genome Project

Kidzone’s Animal Facts: Turkeys

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