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Dividends from the chicken genome

Gallus gallusJust saw on the GenomeWeb Daily News that: 

 “Researchers at Michigan State University, the University of Delaware, and Texas A&M worked with funding from the USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service to identify individual genes that are linked to MDV, or Marek’s disease, a highly contagious viral disease that costs the worldwide poultry industry $1 billion per year.”

 It makes me very happy to see articles like this, for multiple reasons. First off, it is evidence that our expenditures for “a genome a day” actually do result in public benefit. I really hope the news media picks up this success story – we could use more public support for funding research. 

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