Contact: Christian Basi
University of Missouri-Columbia
Caption: Jerry Taylor, MU professor of animal sciences, holds his "SNP" or "snip" chips. Using the technology, Taylor and a team of international researchers created a very accurate and widespread "family tree" for cows and other ruminants, going back as far as 29 million years.
Credit: MU College of Agriculture
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