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At dawn, Ethiopian Boran cattle leave the village in search of grazing.

“Genomic Time Travel” approach finds genetic traits to breed more productive, resilient African cattle

New study deploys advanced tools to retrace 1,000 years of African pastoralist cattle breeding, identifying traits to help cattle survive blistering heat, drought and advancing diseases

Nairobi, Kenya —Scientists announced today the discovery of a new set of detailed genetic markers and information in African cattle that are associated with valuable traits, such as heat and drought tolerance, the capacity to control inflammation and tick infestations, and resistance to devastating livestock diseases like trypanosomiasis. The findings, published in the October issue […] Read more