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Scientists Claim World First with 'Virtual' Sheep Genome

By mr02     Nov 14, 2006 in Technology
A team of international scientists claimed a world first, saying they had constructed a "virtual map" of the sheep genome which would help farmers produce better wool and meat.
The physical DNA map of more than 98 percent of the sheep genome will be m...
A team of international scientists claimed a world first, saying they had constructed a "virtual map" of the sheep genome which would help farmers produce better wool and meat.
The physical DNA map of more than 98 percent of the sheep genome will be made publicly available this week, the Australian government's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) said Monday.
"The new sheep genome data will now fast-track the identification of the crucial genes responsible for sheep health and productivity, as well as for wool and meat quality," CSIRO said in a statement.
Well if they managed to map the sheep genome just imagine what this could do. Think of some of the dangers animals out there what if they could be controlled through their genes. What if chickens could lay more eggs by altering their genes. The possibilities are endless.
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