The Equine Genome: What it Means for the Future of Horse Health

The National Human Genome Research Institute announced the first assembly of the completed horse DNA sequence on Feb. 7, 2007. Why would a human health

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Ernest Bailey, MS, PhD, is a professor at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, in Lexington. Bailey’s research investigates genetic influences on horses’ innate and adaptive immune systems, which protect animals from infectious diseases. His other interests include the development of the genetic map for horses and investigation of genes involved in the horse health, such as those that might cause contracted tendons, extreme lordosis, and dwarfism.

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