Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Genetic Test For 'Speed Gene' In Thoroughbred Horses

New research identifies the 'speed gene' contributing to a specific athletic trait in thoroughbred horses. (Credit: iStockphoto/Derek Dammann)

From Science Daily:

Science Daily (Feb. 3, 2010) — Groundbreaking research led by Dr Emmeline Hill, a leading horse genomics researcher at University College Dublin's (UCD) School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine has resulted in the identification of the 'speed gene' in thoroughbred horses.

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