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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A University of Copenhagen-led team has sequenced dozens of wild and domestic horse genomes to get a look at the genetic features specific to Przewalski's horse — a species first found in the Asian steppes that is believed to represent the last true wild horses.

Based on new genome sequences for 33 modern-day domestic or wild horse samples, together with five museum samples going back to the late 1870s, the researchers identified variants and signs of selection that seem to set Przewalski's horses apart from domestic horses.

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Jul
23
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This webinar will discuss how the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at the University of Oklahoma (OUMP) is using a new quality improvement model to support molecular testing of oncology patients. 

Jul
30
Sponsored by
Mission Bio

This webinar will outline a project that performs large-scale and integrative single-cell genome and transcriptome profiling of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cases at diagnosis, during drug treatment, and in case of relapse.