This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Genetics, the complete DNA sequences of 234 cattle were reported. An international team of scientists sequenced the genomes of 232 bulls and two cows from the Holstein-Fresian, the Fleckvieh, and the Jersey breeds, and found genes linked to embryonic death, skeletal deformities, milk production, and curly coats. The results could help in the direct selection of healthy cattle in the future.

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