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  • What makes a cow a cow? Genome sequence sheds light on ruminant evolution

    The first cow genome to be sequenced was that of a Hereford cow named L1 Dominette, shown here with her calf.

    The first cow genome to be sequenced was that of a Hereford cow named L1 Dominette, shown here with her calf.

    Photo courtesy of USDA Agricultural Research Service Research Geneticist Michael D. MacNeil.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Harris Lewin, call 217-333-5998; e-mail: h-lewin@illinois.edu.