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Hot Topics: A Guide to Modern Beef DNA Testing
Fact Sheet: “DNA Markers: Explanation of Validation and Utilization”
By Dr. Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, University of California, Davis

As the scientific world makes headway into the long-anticipated testing of beef cattle DNA, researchers from DNA companies and third parties alike must be on the same page with some of the more modern terms and concepts being used. To help everyone get on the same page, Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of California Davis, has written a comprehensive article that clarifies issues like marker validation, stratification and other key nomenclature.

Eenennaam goes a step further to describe a number of the more prominent DNA marker tests currently out there, as well as the organizations involved with them such as NBCEC. This article is a fantastic resource for anyone who wants an up-to-date orientation to the underlying concepts of beef cattle DNA testing. To see the full article, click here.