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on June 7, 2021

Genomic pathway to heavier eggs identified in new study

Analysis of variations within specific genes could hold to key developing birds laying heavier eggs

A pathway for improving egg weights in laying hens using a new approach to analyzing variations within specific genes and then targeting birds with those genetic variations for selected breeding has been identified by Synomics, a biological insights business.

Egg weight is a highly heritable trait, meaning that much of…

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