Cow genome mapped
Cud you believe it?: Last week's news, but we missed it this article goes more in depth than our previous links, so…scientists have mapped the genome of the cow, and they can see "signatures of the human hand" in its development. Sheep and goats were domesticated earlier, but cattle are the most prevalent herd animals to humans — together they contribute to the nutrition or income of about 6.6 billion people. Many more fascinating cow facts to ruminate on. (Washington Post)
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