Kiwis: Our Sheep Don’t Stink

The No.8 gene gets Wired for the 21st Century: “With about 45 million sheep and only 5 million people, New Zealanders hear their fair share of sheep jokes. When it comes to biotechnology and sheep, however, New Zealanders are laughing all the way to the bank. Because New Zealand doesn’t have any major animal diseases, the country is a great petri dish for animal-related biotechnology experiments and, given this far-flung country, a competitive advantage in certain areas of research.”


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Sea Lions Continue Mainland Investigations

Sea Lions Continue Mainland Investigations

Sea lions are returning to New Zealand’s mainland after being hunted to near extinction in the 19th and early 20th century. Now, local people are learning to live with their new…