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Cattle gain stature

Identifying causal variants for complex traits and understanding their function remain arduous tasks. A new study combines the advantages of gene mapping in livestock with elegant genetic and functional analyses to address these challenges and identifies candidate regulatory variants affecting stature in cattle.

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Visscher, P., Goddard, M. Cattle gain stature. Nat Genet 43, 397–398 (2011).

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