Good Karma: Aggie Veterinarians Save Horse From Life-Threatening Melanoma

Teresa Porter has been taking care of horses for decades, but none have touched her heart like Karma. Karma, known at competitions as So Riveting, is a 20-year-old quarter horse stallion with a  striking gray coat. But with that color comes a problem — gray horses are genetically predisposed to developing melanoma, especially on body […]

Texas A&M Researchers Develop Comprehensive Genetic Map For Bison, Discover Gene Responsible For Albinism

A research team led by scientists from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) has developed the most comprehensive genome yet for the North American bison, bringing the animal’s genetic roadmap up to date with the latest genome sequencing technology. In doing so, the research team also discovered the gene responsible […]

Researchers Discover Genetic Key To The Rapid Evolution Of Darwin’s Finches

An international team of researchers, including Drs. Leif Andersson and Brian Davis from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS), has made a new discovery that advances scientists’ understanding of the evolution of Darwin’s finches. In a study published today in Science Advances, the researchers identify 28 gene regions that have […]

New Research Documents Domestic Cattle Genetics In Modern Bison Herds

A new study published in Scientific Reports has revealed the strongest evidence to date that all bison in North America carry multiple small, but clearly identifiable, regions of DNA that originated from domestic cattle. In the study, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) researchers, led by Drs. James Derr and Brian […]

Research Provides Hope For Singing Dogs Considered To Be On Brink Of Extinction

A recent international study discovered that the New Guinea singing dog, a population thought to be extinct in the wild, shares nearly its entire genetic identity with the New Guinea highland dog, a rarely seen wild population in the island’s high-altitude, mountain regions. According to Dr. Brian Davis, a co-senior author of the study and […]


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