Illumina Capitalizes on Cattle Breeders Adopting SNP Chips for Genomic Selection | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The availability of custom, low-density arrays for SNP genotyping has fueled widespread adoption by cattle breeders who are using the tools for genomic selection, providing a boost in particular to Illumina's array sales in the ag-biotech market.

Given this continued uptake of SNP chips by breeders, vendors are beginning to envision a future where every animal is genotyped at birth — leading not only to better-informed breeding decisions, but a sustainable source of revenue for chip manufacturers for years to come. 

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