NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers led by Wen Wang from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has generated a de novo genome sequence of the domestic goat, Capra hircus, by combining next-generation sequencing with whole-genome mapping.

As the researchers noted in a Nature Biotechnology article posted online last night, the goat lacked a reference genome, making breeding and genetic studies of the ruminant difficult.

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