BIF 2017: Genetics of reproduction project

BIF 2017: Genetics of reproduction project

Alison Van Eenennaam

A Steak in Genomics™

The grant dubbed the "heifer fertility project" is really looking for embryonic lethal variants. These are DNA variants that if an embryo inherits two copies of the variant, that embryo is aborted. The DNA variant breaks a gene. If an animal inherits two copies, it can’t live.

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