Equine genome sequencing shows similarity to human genome.

The equine genome has just been sequenced.An international research team has found that the genome of the domestic horse, Equus caballus, has a structure remarkably similar to our own genome. The paper, “”Genome Sequence, Comparative Analysis, and Population Genetics of the Domestic Horse,” will be published in the Nov. 6 issue of the journal Science.” It is the first published report of the horse genome sequence.

The Horse Genome Project, which began in 2006, brought together more than 100 scientists in 20 different countries to define the DNA sequence — or genome — of the horse. There are approximately 2.7 billion DNA pairs in the sequence.

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