USDA Funds Genome Project

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The horse genome effort received a major boost in April 1998 when the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved renewal of an initiative of the National Animal Genome Project which, for the first time, includes support for construction of the horse gene map ($45,000 per year for 5 years).

This initiative, titled National Research Sponsored Project number 8 (NRSP-8), fund

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