Genomics: What’s a SNP?

Genomics — it’s one of the most cutting-edge fields in science at the moment. In just the past few years, important species genomes have been unraveled, or sequenced. Wheat, reindeer and barley are just some of the most recent ones.

Beyond sequencing the genomes of new species, scientists also unravel the genomes of individual animals […]

Neogen launches GGP Bovine 50K for beef seedstock

Neogen introduced the new GeneSeek® Genomic Profiler™ Bovine 50K (GGP 50K), a DNA test that uses the latest findings about gene markers to predict the genetic merit of seedstock cattle.

“Nine years after introduction of the original Illumina SNP50, a true second-generation product is now available,” said Dr. Stewart Bauck, vice president of agrigenomics at […]

Genomic study looks to improve feed efficiency in dairy cattle

With an average adult dairy cow weighing in at about 1,500 pounds, it’s no surprise it takes a lot of feed to keep them at a healthy weight. In Michigan alone, the home to about 400,000 dairy cows, it’s estimated to cost about $5 per day per cow to keep herds well-nourished and producing enough […]

GeneSeek launches improved version of its low density genomic profiler

Neogen’s GeneSeek division has released an improved version of its popular bovine genomic profiler, which has become a global standard in cattle genomics. Improvements include a significant upgrade of its gene marker content.

GeneSeek’s latest version of its Bovine GeneSeek® Genomic Profiler-LD chip (GGP Bovine LD v4) screens cattle DNA for approximately 42,000 markers, of […]