The Saint Louis Post Dispatch says that the sequencing of the cow genome is going to lead to more milk and better beef, but all I can say for sure is that it certainly is an interesting step forward in the world of genomics.
Secretly I’m hoping for healthy milkshakes and fatless filet minon!
As the first livestock animal to have its genome sequenced, I’m sure were about to learn a lot more about our barnyard friend. Stay tuned–hopefully for tastier, healthier cheeseburgers…I mean cattle.
Summer Johnson, PhD