Blueprints for Healthy Animals
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Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes

A project to establish high quality functional annotation of animal genomes.

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We were key initiators of the international Functional Annotation of Animal Genomes (FAANG) project, which aims to establish  high quality functional annotation of animal genomes. Our contributions to FAANG include:

  1. A greatly improved pig reference genome sequence as a framework for annotation
  2. Extensive transcript sequences using both long and short read RNA-seq technologies for sheep, chicken, buffalo and pig
  3. Exemplar ChIP-seq data for genome sites in pig and chicken occupied by modified histones

Through BBSRC-funded collaborative projects with EMBL-EBI we are contributing to the Data Coordination Centre function for FAANG and using the Ensembl system to provide access to the functional annotation.

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