First results from ruminant genome project will inform agriculture, conservation and biomedicine

A trio of Reports and a Perspective in this issue present the Ruminant Genome Project’s (RGP) initial findings, which range from explaining how deer antlers exploit cancer-associated signaling pathways to regenerate, to informing reindeer genetic adaptations — including as relates to circadian rhythm — that have helped these animals thrive in the frigid Arctic.
Source: EurekaAlert, https://www.eurekalert.org