The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has published a position statement on new and emerging techniques for crop improvement. These novel techniques, which can introduce precise genetic changes into plants, are currently being used in research labs as a tool…
Earlier this year, BBSRC’s Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel established a broadly-based, time-limited group to advise on the Council’s role (potentially with others) in relation to the sustainable intensification (SI) of agriculture. The role of the working group was to consider how BBSRC could best contribute to supporting research or related activities (infrastructure, training and skills, translation of research into practice etc) relevant to SI.
Researchers from the University of Stirling, working alongside a major pharmaceutical company, are investigating the best ways to measure and record dogs’ health to ensure that high levels of welfare are maintained in research settings. Some medical advances are reliant on animal research.