November 22, 2012

Pass the Turkey Genome, Please

Susan Young, MIT Technology Review


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When many Americans see that roasted turkey on Thanksgiving, it may appear as if the bird has already reached perfection. But genomic scientists are searching for ways to improve the domesticated turkey so that it grows faster, produces better quality meat, and can resist farmyard afflictions.

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TAGGED: Breeding, Genome, Turkey (food)

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