This story was originally published Dec. 31, 2012.

The ARK-Genomics sequencing facility at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute plans to use a recent £1.1 million ($1.78 million) grant from the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council to purchase new automation tools and a HiSeq 2500 to sequence farm animal exomes, the genomes of livestock and plant pathogens, and eventually to enable population genomics of livestock.

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