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The Cow Genome Project is Out of the Barn: $53M Project Kicks Off

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (GenomeWeb News) - The US Department of Agriculture announced today the launch of the $53 million Bovine Genome Sequencing Project.


Financial contributors to the project include: National Human Genome Research Institute ($25 million), USDA ($11 million), the state of Texas ($10 million), Genome Canada ($5 million), the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia ($1 million) and three New Zealand groups - Agritech Investments, Dairy Insight, and AgResearch ($1 million).


The bovine genome has an estimated 3 billion base pairs.


Genome DNA sequencing will take place at the Baylor College of Medicine's Human Genome Sequencing Center in Houston, while cDNA sequencing will be carried out at Genome British Columbia in Canada.


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