NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Eureka Genomics today said that the National Institute of Food and Agriculture has issued it a $100,000 grant to develop an assay to determine bovine parentage using multiplexed next-generation sequencing technology.

The project is related to a cooperative research and development agreement between Eureka and the Agricultural Research Service, USDA to develop a low-cost, low-density marker assay for the bovine industry. The core technology for high-throughput genotyping will have applications across animal, plant, and clinical markets, Eureka said.

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