Category Archives: Disease Testing

Supreme Court Ruling Finds Genes Cannot Be Patented

Last week, the United States Supreme Court ruled that genes cannot be patented because they are naturally-occurring and have not been “created” by the patent holder.  Prior to this ruling, companies could patent genes and DNA segments, preventing other companies … Continue reading

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BVD Virus Testing Now Available for Alpacas, Llamas and Cows

Animal Genetics now offers testing for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) virus in cows, llamas and alpacas. BVD virus is a contagious pestivirus that can cause diarrhea, as the name suggests, but also discharge from the nose and eyes, oral ulcers, reproductive … Continue reading

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