Predicting pig make-up project funded by USDA
USDA's Cooperative State Research, Education, and
Extension Service has allocated US$5million for a 4-year research project to
investigate methods of using whole genome enabled animal
Using this research, pig breeders will be able to use genetic information to
predict what an animal's physical makeup will be and what genes will be passed
on to the next generation.
Whole genome enabled animal selection scans the
animal's genome and the makeup of its DNA, and then predicts its genetic merit
as a potential future parent.
USDA undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics, Gale Buchanan:
"The goal of this project is to move animal genome science from the laboratory
to the field and the marketplace and, in the process, solve real-world
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service
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