SAN DIEGO – GeneSeek, an Lincoln, Neb.-based company that provides genomic services to agricultural researchers and breeding companies, recently introduced a new, high-density porcine array.

Jeremy Walker, a marketing director at the firm, said that the chip, called Genomic Profiler Porcine, is based on the catalog 60,000-marker Illumina chip but contains different content as well as 10,000 additional SNPs.

He discussed the new array during a workshop at the Plant and Animal Genome conference, held here this week.

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