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The Canadian Cattle Genome Project and the 1000 Bull Genomes Project

The Canadian Cattle Genome Project (CCGP) is a large international project that includes researchers from Alberta, Ontario, Australia, USA, Ireland, Scotland and New Zealand. But the project’s collaborations go even further than that. The CCGP is very pleased to be part of another large scale project that is bringing together a large number of bovine genomes. The 1000 Bull Genomes Project, as the name implies, is planning on combining sequence data on 1000 Bull Genomes. In fact, they have already surpassed this goal and currently have 1147 whole genome sequences, with more coming. These sequences are available to any research team from around the world who contributes a certain amount of data to the project. By sharing data, everyone gains. The CCGP has contributed 315 sequences from key ancestors to the project and this is the largest input so far. In return, we have gained access to the 1147 sequences.

Our lead investigator, Dr. Paul Stothard from the University of Alberta is on the steering committee of the 1000 Bull Genomes Project and was a key investigator for the recent publication in Nature Genetics. This publication shows results from Phase I of the project in which 234 bull sequences were used to discover important genetic mutations that could improve animal health.

To find out more about the 1000 Bull Genomes project, follow these links:

234 cattle genomes sequenced in Phase I of 1000 bull genomes project

Designer cattle on way for world's farmers

To access the Nature Genetics paper, use this link:

Daetwyler D.D., et al. Whole-genome sequencing of 234 bulls facilitates mapping of monogenic and complex traits in cattle. Nature Genetics, 2014; DOI: 10.1038/ng.3034.

http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v46/n8/full/ng.3034.html

Meet The Canadian Cattle Genome Project Stakeholders

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Paul Stothard
Project Leader
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Steve Miller
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Steve Moore
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Mary De Pauw
Project Manager
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