Scientists looking for answers as pests fight back

As concern grows worldwide about bacteria developing resistance against antibiotics, AgResearch scientists are looking into how common pests in New Zealand are also fighting back against traditional measures to control them – and whether it all comes back to evolution. Principal Scientist at AgResearch, Professor Stephen Goldson, is working with his colleagues in an area […]

New Zealand genetics expertise harnessed for Icelandic salmon health

One of the world’s leading salmon egg producers is working with AgResearch to develop genomic selection in Atlantic salmon. Icelandic company Stofnfiskur HF and AgResearch, New Zealand’s pastoral crown research institute, are working together to help increase the efficiency of the company’s salmon breeding systems, using modern genomic tools pioneered in sheep. ​Stofnfiskur’s high health […]

Pluripotent stem cells

Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) are the unicellular equivalent to whole animals, capable of giving rise to all adult cell types, including the gametes. PSCs are either derived from preimplantation embryos (ePSCs, also called embryonic stem cells; ESCs) or from delivering pluripotency-inducing genes into somatic cells (induced pluripotent stem cells or iPSCs). The generation of naïve […]