International Collaboration to Test Whole-Genome Approach for Chicken Breeding | GenomeWeb
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers from Purdue University, the US Department of Agriculture, the Netherlands-based poultry breeding company Hendrix Genetics and the Arkansas-based poultry breeding company Cobb-Vantress are launching the first whole genome-based breeding program, Purdue announced today.
 
Bill Muir, an animal sciences researcher at Purdue, is co-directing the research project, which is aimed at determining whether there is a benefit to using information from the entire chicken genome to guide chicken breeding.

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