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Topical issues under the spotlight, with perspective from our researchers.

Contact tracing offers route to manage bovine TB

Feeding Cattle
Genetic analysis of infections can be applied to trace cattle disease outbreaks over space and time.

Sustainable farming in low-income countries

Pecking chicken
Caring for smallholder livestock brings challenges in contrast with those found in industrialised production.

DNA insights could help feed the world sustainably

Sheep in field in Scotland with lake and hills behind.
Scientists will generate resources based on genetic data to support sustainable food production for a growing population.

Research supports sustainable growth in fish farming

Atlantic salmon farm in Tasmania
Developments in genetics are helping to meet the challenge of producing farmed fish and shellfish, to provide nourishment to many.

Welfare concerns raised over chlorinated chicken

Chicken Looking
Imports of chlorine-washed poultry could impact on UK quality standards.

Lessons from the latest coronavirus

scientist working in a lab
The global effort to tackle Covid-19 has underscored the strength of collaboration and a broad research base.