n The Dairy Mail - The X factor : technology

Volume 21, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-4301


Genomics is the study of the DNA of an individual. It is the building blocks of genes, which determine whether an animal will produce a lot of milk or be (in)fertile, etc. The science of genomics has been used for several decades in forensic science to prosecute criminals. Genomics has also been used for some time now in cattle, for parentage verification and in the screening of AI bulls for known lethal major genes such as CVM, BLAD and DUMPs.

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