NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US Department of Agriculture will set aside $5 million in grants next year to enable researchers to study how whole genome-scanning methods can help livestock breeders predict what an animal’s physical makeup will be, and what genes it will pass on to its offspring.

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