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Geneseek, NALF Partner on Genetic Testing of Limousin Cattle

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The North American Limousin Foundation announced on Tuesday a non-exclusive deal with Geneseek covering genomic testing services.

In addition to the provision of testing services, the deal also includes a NALF exclusive product combining a test from NALF to be run on Geneseek's technology. The new Igenity-Enabled Limousin Genetic Profiler runs on the Geneseek Genomic Profiler, a low density bead chip, and yields molecular breeding values that will be used in NALF's National Cattle Evaluation starting in the fall.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mark Anderson, executive director of NALF, said in a statement that the new test "offers additional information and promise of enhanced [expected progeny differences] accuracy for our breeders."

Geneseek, a Neogen company, will also do testing for myostatin and other genetic defects for NALF, the foundation said.