Jerry Taylor, University of Missouri-Columbia (image) University of Missouri-Columbia Share Print E-Mail 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 Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.