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GeneSeek and Merial to Genotype Cattle

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (GenomeWeb News) - GeneSeek and Merial Limited will genotype cattle to demonstrate the benefits of DNA analysis throughout the beef production chain, the companies said today.


During a demonstration trial called "Project Lariat," over 50,000 cattle will be sampled and genotyped, and their performance data recorded.


As part of the collaboration, the companies will develop seamless and high-throughput platforms for research and diagnostic purposes, including sample collection, sample preparation, SNP genotyping, data processing and data management.


Financial details were not disclosed.

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