Journal article

30 and Daisy: where’s the economics in beef cattle DNA testing?

Garry Griffith, Nicole Ballenger, Chris Bastian, Kristi Cammack, Bridger Feuz, Justin Schaffer

Choices Magazine | Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) | Published : 2016

Abstract

Have you ever been tempted by the ads for 23 and Me, a DNA testing service so named as each human has 23 chromosome pairs? Or maybe you have already taken the plunge and received your results. Millions have used this test or another to learn their ethnic identities, investigate their health risks, and connect with cousins close and distant (Ossola, 2015). Or maybe you have used a DNA test to identify the breeds that make up your adopted rescue dog, or to verify you have purchased a purebred canine pal. In recent years the uses and potential uses of DNA profiles have exploded. DNA tests are now widely available for deadly serious reasons—like identifying the likely physical traits of the..

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University of Melbourne Researchers