Beef gene bank serves as disease safety net
USDA's Agriculture Research Service (ARS) is in the process of developing
a gene bank of at least 50 unrelated sires from every recognized breed of
cattle. These embryos and semen are being kept in case of a disease outbreak
and also as a means for genetic research.
Harvey Blackburn, geneticist and coordinator of the Fort Collins, CO, based
National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation said the project is still
in the process of getting...
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