The Equine DNA Roadmap

The equine genome takes us on a journey from prehistoric times to a future of identifying and manipulating individual genes.

“Genome mapping.” It’s a phrase we hear a lot in the 21st century, an age of scientific advances the likes of invisibility cloaks and bioengineered body parts. But what exactly is this road through a species’ heritage, and what do the points along the map tell us about our animals and ourselves?

Before we answer these questions, here’s a quick refresher on DNA in general: Deoxyribonucleic acid is a double-stranded molecule that looks much like a spiraling ladder (Remember those charts on the wall in biology class?). Fi

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