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Horse Genome Project

RECENT NEWS

International Equine Genome Mapping Workshop
The 8th Dorothy Russell Havemeyer Foundation International Equine Genome Mapping Workshop took place near Newmarket, UK from July 22 to 25, 2009...[more]

MEDIA ECLIPSE AWARD
Writers at the Louisville Courier Journal recently won the 2008 Media Eclipse Award for journalism based on an article about Thoroughbred racing and break-downs. They published a 3 part story, including genetics, track surfaces and medications. In connection with the genetics section they interviewed several members of the Horse Genome Project. See the accompanying links for the full stories on the 2008 Media Eclipse Award and the article itself.

Courier-Journal Web site wins award for horse project
Genetics may hold key to Injury-prone horses
[December 2008]

HORSE GENOME SEQUENCE COMPLETE
The first draft of the horse genome sequence was recently completed and deposited...
[JAVMA News, April 2007]

HORSE GENOME ASSEMBLED
Data on Equine Genome Freely Available to Researchers Worldwide
[NIH News, February 2007]

HORSE GENOME SEQUENCED
The first genome map of a horse is complete, providing scientists with new tools for investigating equine disease. [ April 2006]

 

APPLICATIONS OF GENOME STUDY

Initial Steps

The goal of the Horse Genome Project has been to benefit the health and welfare of horses.  The first step within the project has been to create gene maps and the whole genome sequence.

The second step is to apply that information for the benefit of horses and their owners.  Initial applications have been made in the areas of coat color genetics and hereditary diseases caused by single gene defects.

What Are We Doing Now?

Now we are using the knowledge and tools developed from sequencing the horse genome to explore many aspects of horse health from simple genetic traits to complex multigene/environmental conditions and genetic regulation of horse development and healing.
 

 

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