ITBF/EFTBA Press Release on DNA profiling

Below is the Press release that the ITBF/EFTBA issued following the meeting on DNA profiling for performance in thoroughbreds, in Paris, France on 'Arc weekend. Representatives of the International Thoroughbred Breeders Federation (ITBF), the European Federation of Thoroughbred Breeders Associations (EFTBA) together with members of the Technical Advisory Committee of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (TAC of the IFHA), The International Studbook Committee and the Asian Racing Conference and invited commercial providers of the newly emerging DNA Performance profiling services and Universities gathered in round table format to discuss horse industry policy and best practi

Thoroughbred Mitochondrial DNA and Bruce Lowe

Just about the best explanation of Thoroughbred mitochondrial DNA as it relates to family numbers (Bruce Lowe) can be found here. #BruceLowe

Interesting Papers from ISAG

There were a couple of really interesting abstracts from the ISAG (International Society of Animal Genetics) meeting in Cairns Australia in July this year. Most of these will be at some stage published in Animal Genetics. In light of what is going on in thoroughbred circles right now, these ones caught my eye. S0107 Genetic architecture of complex traits and prediction of genetic value. M. Goddard*1,2, 1University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia. Complex traits are those controlled by many genes and by environmental factors. They are important in human health (e.g., obesity), in agriculture (e.g., yield

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