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Health Agencies Update
November 24, 2004

Bovine Genome Sequenced

JAMA. 2004;292(20):2457. doi:10.1001/jama.292.20.2457-b

A $53-million international effort has lead to the completion of the first draft of the bovine genome, which is now freely available to biomedical and agricultural researchers. Contributors to the work included the National Human Genome Research Institute, the US Department of Agriculture, Genome Canada, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia, and others (

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