December 09, 2004

Chicken Genome Sequenced

Today is a day that will go down in poultry history. The chicken genome has been sequenced by the International Chicken Genome Sequencing Consortium. Results have been published in the journal "Nature". This is dynamite stuff.

The paper is entitled Sequence and comparative analysis of the chicken genome provide unique perspectives on vertebrate evolution.

Additional articles are A genetic variation map for chicken with 2.8 million single-nucleotide polymorphisms and A physical map of the chicken genome

The National Institutes of health is hosting a Chicken Genome Resources page, with all kinds of information and links to data. BLAST away!

Several of the news articles I've seen off of Google News are disagreeing with each other on the particulars. I'll spend some time with the papers and do my best to give an accurate summary later.

Posted by jeffreyb at December 9, 2004 09:35 PM
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