Navigation Links
ThoroughGen Creates First Genetic Breeding Model for Thoroughbreds
Date:12/18/2013

Owego, NY (PRWEB) December 18, 2013

ThoroughGen, a leading equine genetics research firm, announces the release of its Breeding Cloud test that will change the way breeding pairs are chosen in the Thoroughbred industry. This new model represents the first genetics-based analysis of both the broodmare and sire in order to choose the mating pair with the best statistical chance of producing an elite racing prospect.

“Our new Breeding Cloud technology is targeted towards helping Thoroughbred breeders create a better horse from the start,” explained Dr. Steven Tammariello, lead scientist and founder of ThoroughGen. “We already have a genetic test to identify horses with the greatest racing potential, and this new model gives us the capability to identify the best possible breeding pairs. This will allow us to work with breeders to produce better horses even before conception, resulting in far fewer low quality horses being born.”

For decades, nicking has been the primary means to choose breeding pairs, however it is limited in the information it can provide a breeder because it is based on inferred genetic information primarily from the sire and broodmare sire. ThoroughGen’s new model will give breeders completely novel insights into Thoroughbred pair selection because the actual DNA sequence of each stallion and mare are known, and this information can be used to compile a “cloud” of every potential genetic offspring, including the probability of each outcome. The test takes into account the racing genotype of the mare and stallion, epistatic interactions between the mare and stallion, potential energy production of the mare and the score of reproductive potential of the stallion and the mare.

“My family has been in the racing business for generations,” said Justine Howell, a partner in ThoroughGen. “This new testing capability finally will help us as an industry to focus our efforts on breeding the best horses possible, truly enabling breeders to spend less and potentially win more.”

Based in Owego, NY, ThoroughGen is an equine genetics company with a primary focus on Thoroughbred racing. For more information, visit ThoroughGen.com.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11424432.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Harvards Wyss Institute creates living human gut-on-a-chip
2. Rising Interest of Big Pharma Creates Immense Growth Potential for Contract Manufacturing Organisations, Says Frost & Sullivan
3. Plasma startup creates high-energy light to make smaller microchips
4. UMD creates new tech for complex micro structures for use in sensors & other apps
5. Harvards Wyss Institute team creates versatile 3d nanostructures using DNA bricks
6. Fitting smart mobile phone with magnifying optics creates real cell phone
7. Histogen Creates PUR Biologics, a Joint Venture Developing Next-Generation, Biologic Solutions in Orthopedic Applications
8. New technique creates stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys
9. Leading Biotoxin & Mold Illness Authority Creates Certification Process for Treatment Protocol
10. White Mountain Process' New Whisper Technology Creates World's Only Squeal-less Mechanical Seal
11. Science Group Says Article on DNA Barcode Analysis of Herbs Is Flawed, Contains Errors, Creates Confusion, and Should Be Retracted
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/10/2017)... Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage cancer-focused pharmaceutical company advancing targeted antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) ... all uses of targeted HPLN (Hybrid Polymerized Liposomal Nanoparticle), a technology developed ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... USDM Life Sciences , ... life sciences and healthcare industries, announces a presentation by Subbu Viswanathan and Jennifer ... “Automating GxP Validation for Agile Cloud Platforms,” will present a revolutionary approach to ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Giving Tree Wellness Center announces the ... of consumers who are incorporating medical marijuana into their wellness and health regimens. ... operators of two successful Valley dispensaries, The Giving Tree’s two founders, Lilach Mazor ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... The HealthTech Venture Network ... at their fourth annual Conference where founders, investors, innovative practitioners and collaborators are ... pitch competition showcasing early stage digital health and med tech companies. , This ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/23/2017)... first robotic gym for the rehabilitation and functional motor sense evaluation of ... Italy . The first 30 robots will be available from June ... . The technology was developed and patented at the IIT laboratories and ... thanks to a 10 million euro investment from entrepreneur Sergio Dompè. ... ...
(Date:5/6/2017)... 2017 RAM Group , Singaporean ... breakthrough in biometric authentication based on a ... to perform biometric authentication. These new sensors are based ... by Ram Group and its partners. This sensor will ... chains and security. Ram Group is a next ...
(Date:4/18/2017)... , April 18, 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert ... a media edge server, the M820, which features the company,s hybrid ... software provided by Tera Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the ... the NAB show at the Las Vegas ... ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):