NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The International Sheep Genomics Consortium and Illumina have completed part of a project aimed at developing a SNP microarray for characterizing variations in sheep genomes, and during 2009 ISGC plans to sequence the genomes of as many as six sheep, ISGC said this week.

IGSC is an international group of institutes and companies funded by AgResearch of New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and the US Department of Agriculture, and is aimed at developing tools to explore the sheep genome.

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