Despite the revolution in functional genome analysis a wide gap in understanding associations between the (epi)genome and complex phenotypes of interest currently remains and impedes the efficient use of annotated genomes for precision breeding. The BovReg consortium will provide a comprehensive map of functionally active genomic features in cattle and how their (epi)genetic variation in beef and dairy breeds translates into phenotypes. This constitutes key knowledge for biology-driven genomic prediction needed by scientific and industry livestock communities. The BovReg brings together a critical mass of experts in ruminant research and beyond encompassing bioinformatics, molecular and quantitative genetics, animal breeding, reproductive physiology, ethics and social science. BovReg is embedded in the global and European activities on the Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG).Read more
This community is only for project partners of the H2020 project BovReg: Identification of functionally active genomic features relevant to phenotypic diversity and plasticity in cattle. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 815668.