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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In an against-all-odds twist, a researcher studying exceeding rare FOXG1 mutations discovers her daughter has the syndrome.

An effort by Genomics Medicine Ireland is creating a database of diseases based on the genomics of people in Ireland. It now is looking into the possibility of including Scotland in its work.

In recent weeks, the direct-to-consumer genetics firm has rolled out a health hub where customers can share information concerning 18 common health conditions.

In PLOS this week, new genes associated with prostate cancer risk, genetic patterns in M. bovis, and more.

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