NEW YORK, June 7 (GenomeWeb News) - MetaMorphix and Cargill said today that they have completed the first whole cattle genome association study and developed tools that could identify cattle that meet certain quality and consistency levels.

 

The companies entered their exclusive research and development deal in June 2002.

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